PPP Coffee Panama Hartmann Estate, Black Winey
Varietal: Caturra, Typica
Processing: Black Winey
Elevation: 1260 - 1500 m.a.s.l.
Taste Notes: Red Cherry, Ripe Pineapple, Chocolate Liqueur
Hartmann Estate has been one of our long-term coffee partners since 2014. We had the opportunity to start visiting coffee origins since the pandemic, and we made sure Hartmann was one of the first farms on our trip in February 2023. The love for coffee that the Hartmann family never fails to inspire us.
Helmed by Ratibor Hartmann, a third-generation coffee producer, the Hartmann Estate is a family business. It consists of 2 farms – Santa Clara Finca Hartmann and Ojo de Agua, located between 1,300 and 2,000 metres above sea level with nearly 100 hectares of forest reserves bordering on the Parque Nacional de La Amistad. For the Hartmann family, every harvest is an opportunity to explore, refine and push the boundaries of coffee processing.
Ratibor Hartmann, the third generation of the family, manages the business with his four siblings, each of whom oversees a specific aspect of the farm. There is a warm family vibe at this estate, and any issues are promptly resolved smoothly, and one can tell how close-knit the family is.
Since our last visit, the fourth-generation has grown to take on more tasks at the farm, from driving guests around to tour the estate, to brewing some best coffee that Hartmann has to offer, and making sure our needs were well taken care of. It was heart-warming to see the family gathered around a common passion for coffee.
The Black Winey process is where very ripe cherries - that are left to ripen slightly more than usual - are picked and sorted, with the fruity ‘pulp’ left intact and left to dry on African raised beds. The end result is a fruit-forward cup, with a full body and tropical fruit sweetness.