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Panama| Introduction to Deborah Estate in Warken Region

Published: 2024-06-13 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/06/13, When it comes to rose summer, many people will think of Panama. After all, rose summer varieties were not popular among farmers in the past because they were too fragile, cumbersome to plant and required long-term care. Until 2005, Jade Manor used rose summer varieties to participate in the Best Panama (BOP) competition and auction, winning first place with excellent results

Speaking of rose summer, many people will think of BOP, after all, rose varieties in the past, because it is too fragile, cumbersome to grow and need long-term care, so it is not popular with farmers, until 2005, Emerald Manor used rose varieties to participate in the best Panama (Panama) competitions and auctions, winning the first place with excellent results, which also made Rosa varieties famous in the coffee industry.

Panama Panama

Panama is located in the south of Central America, with undulating terrain and vertical valleys. In addition to the plains in the coastal areas, Panama is mostly mountainous, and is rich in forest and river resources, as well as a number of volcanoes.

Panama is close to the equator and has a tropical maritime climate. It is humid during the day and cool at night. The annual average temperature is between 23 ℃ and 27 ℃, and the annual average rainfall is 1500-2500 mm. Due to the influence of geographical environment, Panama has a complex and changeable microclimate, coupled with fertile volcanic soil, which provides perfect conditions for the growth of coffee. And the Panama Canal connects the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, is an important shipping route, known as one of the world's seven engineering wonders of the "world bridge".

Volcan-Candela producing area

Coffee producing areas are mainly divided into Boquete, Volcan-Candela and Renacimiento. These producing areas are located around the country's three volcanoes: Volc á n Baru of Baru, El Valle of Erbaye and Le Yeguada of Rajaguada.

One of the most famous is the Pokuit producing area, which has many well-known coffee estates, such as Emerald Manor, Arida Manor and Duncan Manor.

Although the Vulcan producing area is not as well-known as the Pokuit producing area, the Walken producing area is located to the east of the Baru volcano, which is different from the Pokuit producing area, which is also located in the Balu volcano. The Walken producing area has a northern mountain barrier, so the Atlantic moisture is difficult to reach, so the producing area will be relatively dry. But there is plenty of sunshine, and coffee is grown in fertile volcanic soil between 1200 and 1900 meters above sea level.

In recent years, Walken coffee has gradually gained a reputation in the boutique coffee market, such as the well-known 90 + Rosa Manor, Hartman Manor and Deborah Manor.

Deborah Manor (Finca Deborah)

In Panama, many coffee estates are known internationally through the Best Panama Competition (BOP), but unlike Deborah Manor, which never participates in BOP, Deborah Manor is famous for its beans of choice for contestants in major coffee competitions.

Located in the Walken region, on the Baru volcano, above 1900 meters above sea level, Deborah Manor is one of the highest estates in Panama, such a high altitude provides natural protection for coffee, reduces the threat of coffee diseases and pests, and the landowner Jamison Savage does not use pesticides or herbicides to actively maintain the natural growing environment.

The high altitude can also bring the night temperature down to 10 ℃, while the Walken area has plenty of sun, so there is a large temperature difference between day and night and ideal rainfall, with an average of 2200 mm per year, coupled with the unique climate, coffee can grow well here.

The owner of Deborah Manor is Jamison Savage, a former American national and banker who married Mrs. Panama and moved to Panama. The construction of Deborah Manor was then planned in 2007, the first rose summer coffee trees were planted in 2010, and the official commercial harvest began in 2016.

Jamison was also one of the first developers of carbon dioxide impregnation and anaerobic treatment, drawing inspiration from the wine industry by blending different beans, soil and advanced fermentation methods into coffee. can tailor a different flavor presentation for each coffee bean.

At present, Jamison, the owner of Deborah Manor, has a new estate Morgan Manor in addition to Deborah Manor, as well as a new brand Savage Coffee Coffee. Due to the limited production capacity of the manor and Jamison's desire to promote more high-quality Panamanian coffee beans, he established the Savage Coffee brand to help local farmers develop by collecting rosy summer coffee cherries from small Panamanian farmers and shipping them to the Deborah Manor for sale using advanced equipment and treatments.