This Barty Orange FST Label is a single-origin direct from the farm in Panama and its name is Sophia, a 100% all-natural Gesha an heirloom varietal, this 2021 vintage was hand-picked in June 2021 for you direct to cup.
Gesha is one of the worlds highest quality coffee varieties, in the same way, that wine grapes come in different varietals so too does coffee. Coffea Arabica has literally dozens of varietals – Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Pacamara – and perhaps most famous of all, Gesha.
Gesha originally came to Panama from Ethiopia in the twentieth century as part of efforts to find disease-resistant fruit.
The result was serendipity – the unique terroir of the Panama coffee region speaking to the Geisha varietal to produce the most beautiful coffee in the world. Gesha is now the “go-to” coffee in specialty coffee competitions internationally and is found on the menus of the most discerning coffee houses and fine dining establishments around the world.
Finca Santa Teresa (FST) is a coffee farm and mill in Santa Clara, Renacimiento, nestled high in the cloud forest near the Volcán Barú; Panama’s highest peak, adjacent to La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Farm occupies 237 acres of stunning forest between 1400-1600m above sea level. We produce a range of premium specialty coffees, including Gesha, Caturra, Catuai, Typica and Pacamara varietals, we service multiple processes.
FST coffee is carefully handpicked and processed at our mill which is located on the main, larger farm that comprises FST. The smaller farm – Batista – is a short drive away and is separated by virgin forest and our water source, La Llorona.
FST coffees are regular finalists in the Best of Panama competition, with more than a dozen awards in the last decade.
FST has a guest cabin on the farm which offers visitors the opportunity to wake up to a sunrise, overlooking the rolling clouds over La Amistad National Park and, in the distance, neighbouring Costa Rica.
Finca Santa Teresa
Santa Clara, Panama
December - March
|Process||Full natural dried in the sun and under shade on elevated tables|
|Roast Profile||Light (o)(.)( . )( . )( . )|
NATHANIEL'S CUPPING NOTES
Nathaniel grades each Barty Coffee using SCA cupping protocol.
Complex and poignant kiwifruit and eucalyptus flavours. Bright fruity tartness and paralleled sweetness, with slight menthol mouthfeel. Impressive diversity in initial flavours through aftertaste.
This shade-grown coffee is a unique take on the panama gesha varietal, as it’s grown under old-growth trees. Brewing this naturally-processed coffee is an adventure in its own as it delivers punches of acidity and sweetness, making it challenging to dial in, yet all-the-more worth it when balanced properly for brewing.
|Cup score||89.75 pts
|Brewing method||V60/ pour over
^Please be sure to use filter water and best 7 days from the date of roast. We roast every Saturday and ship domestically Monday mornings, leaving enough time for the beans to de-gas while in transit, for a fresh roast to cup.
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Complex and poignant kiwifruit and eucalyptus flavours. Bright fruity tartness and paralleled sweetness, with slight menthol mouthfeel. Impressive diversity in initial flavours through aftertaste. This shade-grown coffee is a unique take on the panama gesha varietal, as it’s grown under old-growth trees. Brewing this naturally-processed coffee is an adventure in its own as it delivers punches of acidity and sweetness, making it challenging to dial in, yet all-the-more worth it when balanced properly for brewing.