PANAMA Altieri Gene Best of Panama 2020 Washed Fermentation WXPanamaAltieriGeneWX250g
Finished and shipped from Sweden with standard or express shipment worldwide. Learn more about production cut-offs and shipping here
This offering is exclusive to KaffeBox' October 2020 subscription and will be available here for pre-order from mid-October.
“A deeply rooted passion and understanding of the terroir produced this vibrant coffee."
Co-Founder, Coffea Circulor
SCA SCORE 89.50
FLAVOR ALGORITHM AND DESIGN Ivica Cvetanovski
Roasted light based on conduction and moderate heat application with world class skill and care. Extensive roast, high front up heat with constant energy input to ensure proper bean development to fruit and berry acidity whilst enhancing the already superior sweetness.
|Region||Callejón Seco, Boquete|
|Aroma||Anise, Blackberry, Hibiscus|
|Flavor||Camomile, Blackberry, Light honey
|Aftertaste||Almond, Banana, Butter, Cocoa, Mid
|Acidity||Tangerine, Malic, Mid-High
|Body||Smooth, Structured, Elegant, Light-Mid
The story of Eugene Altieri and his coffee production has its origin at the start of the 2nd Millennium.
Presently, Eugene has also involved several family members in the coffee production processing and post-production work.
The farms are located in Boquete and is one of the most internationally recognized lands in the world of growing coffee when looking for the ultimate quality. The Callejón Seco farm grows varieties such as Typica, Catuai and Geisha. Regardless the variety, attention to detail is high. The farm is on a property of 45 hectares, located on the slopes of the Barú Volcano with an impressive altitude ranging between 1,700 to 2,200 meters above sea level. The farm is within the National Park, a beautiful natural conservation area, surrounded by a cloud forest that empowers the coffee with its unique and special flavor.
Picking and collection of coffee cherries is performed by hand enabling the picking team to select only ripe fruits. This thorough selection process ensures the grains that are just ripe propels a guarantee the best quality. The cherries are de-pulped and patched through to a conventional washed fermentation process.
This lot is arranged by our friend Eugene P. Altieri with family and acquired by Coffea Circulor in time of Best of Panama 2020.
CONTRIBUTION, MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION
For the 2020 season releases, Altieri has multiple varieties and processes. As a customer you will be able to try several of these to understand processes and varieties work seamlessly together.
Our World Brewers Cup recipe, One (1:1:1), for Hario V60-01/02 with Hario VCF-01/02 filters:
- Coffee: 20g.
- Water: 300g @ 93-95°C, TDS: 10-50 mg/l.
- 100g of 20 second pours in 3 total pours at 0:00, 1:00 and last pour at 2:00. Finish at 3:00.
- Pour by pulsing in helix formation during 20 seconds, starting from the centre, 5 revolutions per pulse. Ensure no grinds persist on the filter wall in the last pouring pulse.
- At 01:00, 02:00 and 03:00, confirm the filter bed is flat and uniform. Avoid generating cavities and craters.
- Target a TDS reading of 1.40±0.02.
- Adjust only grind size and water temperature.
- Grinding: Target 600-800μm. Example: 28 turns from the finest setting on Comandante.
- If the flow ends past each minute, adjust your grind settings to finer and respectively for slower flow.
- The recipe, technique and formula is singularly linear and time efficient. Learn more about linearly up- and downscaling our recipe here.
Use water with balanced mineral content to optimize flavor and character. Keep Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) between 10-50 ppm or mg/l. We advise a temperature between 93-95°C for the best brewing experience.
Please store in a cool and dry place in order to secure freshness and quality. To ensure best possible experience use within 3 months after roast date and 2 weeks after opening. In various environments and setups, your brewing experience can benefit from opening the bag and closing it. Wait one day to brew. We have invested significant time to research the durability of the coffee by actively refining our roasting algorithms to ensure perpetual quality post 3 months of production. Our flavor-lock packaging technology is based on processing and roasting. This ensures persisting and stable aromas, flavors and pro-experience.
Start using at will. Brew immediately or wait several weeks. Prepare for a championship with a strategy. It all depends on your goals.
We recommend using the coffees by first opening the container/bag one day before the first planned brew to enable a natural aeration of the coffees. Use according to the following matrix and remember these are general observations given parameters such as continent, country, region, variety, altitude, process, etc. combined with Coffea Circulor processing and roasting algorithms.
Plan your acquisition according to production schedules (roasting), event attendance (home/championship) and shipping priority (standard/courier).
|0-3 days||Focused acidity|
|4-7 days||Optimal Coffea Circulor recommended praxis|
|8-14 days||Increased floral perception|
|15-21 days||Increased sweetness|
|22+ days||Increased balance|
|1+ month||Intact sweetness, peak intensity|
|2+ months||Inherent balance, possible reduced florals turning herbal|
Made by Panama
Finished in Scandinavia