Panama: Bonita Springs - Natural - Caturra
In the cup: Well balanced, with round sweet notes of blackberry and cherry against a background of brown sugar. Fruit-driven acidity and some soft floral tones deliver high notes with a long, smooth aftertaste.
Cupping Score: 89
Mouthfeel: Velvety, textured
Producer: Arturo and Olmedo Miró
Altitude: 1300 meters above sea level
Finca Bonita Springs is located in Alto Lino, Boquete, Panama, only ten minutes from the center of the town of Boquete. It has been owned and operated by the Miró family for over 80 years. The farm consists of 36 hectares of prime coffee- growing land slicing down into the heart of the Boquete valley.
Water is its most abundant feature: Two rivers, four streams, five natural springs and two waterfalls flow through and about the land, affecting its soil chemistry and its native flora and fauna.
With the high rainfall and humidity of the valley, cold misty Atlantic winds coming from over the continental divide, as well as warmer Pacific breezes from the southern lowlands, the property possesses a unique range of natural micro-climates. In 2017, Arturo Miró and Olmedo Miró launched a new business model, converting the existing farm and its traditional harvest-and-sell process into a fully operational specialty coffee farm, complete with its own drying and processing plant. The changes on the farm have been exciting and rewarding to watch.