Jose Gallardo (Pocho) has a BA, Masters, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, and has used his education, and experience to experiment in processing, and drying. Which has helped to cement him as one of the best coffee producers in the world.
"Cold wind and rain that come from the Atlantic through the mountains dividing Panama play an important role in the taste of the coffee from Nuguo" - Pocho
The coffee is a Green and bronze tip gesha. After harvested at red/purple level of ripeness, the coffee is pulped and then put in a 40 hour / 16c wooden box fermentation. After this, the coffee undergoes a washed process. Finca Nuguo, is situated between 1.750 and 1.950 masl around Jurutungo, Renacimiento, in the province of Chiriqui, nestled between a natural rainforest reserve on the one side and the border of Costa Rica on the other side.
Since 1960, the Gallardo family farms only produced Caturra and Catuai coffee varieties at lower elevations, until 10 years ago, Mr. José Manuel Gallardo Araúz saw the potential of NUGUO and started growing Gesha variety coffee plants.
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