Brown Sugar, Orange Candy, Caramel, Black Tea, Chocolate.
Founded in 1899 by Don Enrique Vasquez, Don Pepe is a fourth generation coffee farmer and a former winner of the Best of Panama. Perched high on the slopes of Baru Volcano, Don Pepe is located in Volcancito, a micro-region. After picking, the skin and mucilage is removed using Penagos machinery. Then coffee is dried in raised beds with a mesh bottom, allowing air to circulate freely around the coffee. The yield is pretty low, but the cup quality is surely rewarding.