CARMEN ESTATE

Damarli Estate is a specialty coffee plantation hidden in the mountains of Boquete, Panama. All the coffee at Damarli Estate is hand-picked - ripe coffee cherries, which are carefully hand processed and evaluated by the owners David Pech and Keith Pech to create exquisite and outstanding coffees. Damarli Estate offers its clients a wide selection of different varietals through its Varietal Collection and additional experimental coffees. Furthermore, to support its vision toward sustainable production, Damarli Estate built a completely solar powered home that is open for visitors and are moving toward one hundred percent naturals in order to be able to offer sweet fruity coffees with no water. Both Keith and David hope to use the estate to connect with baristas, roasters and coffee enthusiasts to enjoy the natural beauty of the farm, to share outstanding coffees and to strengthen the specialty coffee community.

SUSTAINABILITY

When applying the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) to the management of a coffee farm systemic thinking must be applied: The goal for our farm is to manage and organize it in a way that is operationally profitable, socially accountable and environmentally responsible. So not only is our coffee shade grown and produced in a nature preserving way, but we also create a win-win situation for our workers through good salaries and social benefits. 

Specialty Coffee

As a producer of specialty coffee Damarli devote their efforts to do their best to preserve the quality of their coffees. During the season they take good care of the trees making sure they receive proper nutrition, timely pruning, and proper exposure to sunlight.

During harvest all their coffee is picked by hand and only at the peak of each bean’s ripeness. Pickers will often pass a tree 3-6 times during the harvest to achieve that. The coffees are delivered the same day to our processing centre in Palmira (further down the mountain) and sit no longer than 24 hours after collection before delivery. They also collect by varieties to create unique micro lots for their clients. 

Details
  • Finca: Damarli Estate

  • Owner: David and Keith Pech

  • Town / Region: Boquete, Chiriqui

  • Varietals: Pacamara, Typica, Bourbon, Geisha

  • Altitude:  1.500-1.700mts

  • Processing: Washed, Natural

  • Packaging:  Grain Pro and Yute bags, vacuum packed and boxed

  • Harvest Time: January - April

  • Our current offers: Bourbon, Typical

  • Website: @damarli_estate

                       

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