FST Zorro | Gesha Natural
TASTES LIKE Rose, pineapple, Pink Guava
ROAST Medium Light Roast, Filter
ORIGIN Santa Clara, Renacimiento
FARM Finca Santa Teresa
PRODUCER Toby Smith
QUALITY SCORE 92.5
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 1400-1900m above sea level.
The coffee produced by FST is the antithesis of monolithic simplicity.
Between November and February, coffee is picked from the 20 different lots on the farm. Soon after picking, the coffee is processed using one of three main processing methods – washed, honey, or natural. Depending on the method, this can see the coffee drying on raised beds (known as Camas Africanas) for up to a month.
A regular finalist in the Best of Panama competition, with more than a dozen awards in the last decade, FST produces a range of premium specialty coffees, including Gesha, Caturra, Catuai, Typica, and Pacamara varietals.