Creativa: Elvin Rios Natural – Panama


Subtle floral complexities are hidden within deep, dried-fruit notes.  Plum acidity and a brown sugar sweetness.  Notes of prune, dried fig, and Amaro liqueur.  Though lightly roasted, Elvin’s crop has unsurpassed mouthfeel & sweetness.

We roast all coffee fresh to order.  Please allow 3 business days to process your order.


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Elvin is 37 and started working with coffee 4 years ago, when he began managing the land he rented from a friend. He came with the initiative of planting coffee, cause he felt it was a dignifying way to earn his living.  He now manages two farms; El Letrero of 7 hectares, 2 planted with coffee and El Paraíso of 8 hectares, 3 planted with coffee.

Elvin has planted a total of 22,000 coffee trees of Catuai and Obata varieties. During the main harvest, from October to January, he hires five extra employees from the region who help him with the cherry-picking. Once they’ve collected all the cherries, they take them in sacks to the Creativa’s wet mill, to continue the process.

Cup score: 90

Producer: Elvin Rios
Farm: El Letrero
Washing Station: Creativa Coffee District
Country: Panama
Region: Hornito, Chiriquí
Altitude: 1300 MASL
Process: Natural
Variety: Catuai, Obata
Harvest: 2019
Certifications: Direct Trade

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