Roaster's Tasting Notes: Melon / Orange / Floral
Roast Date: August 22
300g / 10.5oz
Phil & Sebastian is located in Calgary, Alberta
From Phil & Sebastian
I don’t know what I can say about Ratibor that does him justice. He’s a fountain of coffee knowledge, he’s kind, humble and has a passion for coffee like non other. I met Ratibor in 2010 and we have been close friends ever since. Like his four siblings, Ratibor started from very humble beginnings. Their grandfather settled on the land where Finca Hartmann now stands in the 1920s as an immigrant from Czechoslovakia. Ratibor’s father, also named Ratibor, then expanded the farm up the hill into the mountains through the 1970’s. In the early 2000’s, Ratibor senior handed the farm down to the five children and they have been working together ever since. When I first started buying coffee from the Hartmann’s, their coffee was very good, but not considered the upper tier of Panama coffee. Their farms were all located at lower elevations, the varieties they grew were more “regular” and they were just starting to experiment with processing methods.