Panama Boquete Floreal, Casa Ruiz
Cupping Profile: Clean, consistent, rich, chocolate, balanced, delicate, soft citrus, almonds, caramel, and a sweet finish
Soil Type: Volcanic
Region: Boquete Valley
Variety: Caturra, Catuai, Typica
Coffee Processing: Traditional Wet Process
Producer Profile: Casa Ruiz is one of the most esteemed farms and producers of coffee in Panama. For nearly 100 years, the Ruiz family has been growing and processing coffee. Today, the Ruiz family still oversees the operation of their farms, mills and roasterie. In 2001, Casa Ruiz won the best coffee in the world award — the first Panama coffee producer to do so.
The Boquete Valley is one of the world’s most ideal places to grow coffee. During part of the year, the wind blows mist off the Caribbean into the Boquete Valley; at other times, torrential rains come off the Pacific. These conditions create a perfect environment for producing exquisite coffee.