Season’s Best: Panama – Finca Duncan, Natural Gesha (Organic) Filter

Ripe apricot, jasmine tea and blueberry notes. Refined and aromatic, a stunning coffee.


  • Organic
  • Shade Grown
  • Handpicked
  • Glyphosate Free

  • Limited quantities available each week, roasting weekly on Monday.

    One of our most anticipated coffees of the year, the Natural Process Gesha from Finca Duncan in Boquette, Panama, is an absolute stunner – one of the best coffees in the world, grown and produced organically and with the upmost attention to detail. 

    Ricardo Koyner’s Finca Duncan is located on the slopes of the Vulcan Baru in Boquette, Panama. Koyner’s Natural Processing method follows a strict protocol of a mixture of shade and sun drying on raised beds. For the first 48 hours after picking, the cherries are laid on shaded raised beds with a fine cloth spread on top to encourage microbiological activity, before being dried under shade for a further 10 days with the cherries being spread progressively thinner and thinner. Final drying is conducted in full-sun for 15 days. 

    Ricardo Koyner is intensely focused on quality and sustainability. Finca Duncan has been a Certified Organic farm since 2014, utilising only low intervention methods and tools. 

    • Producer Ricardo Koyner
    • Farm Finca Duncan
    • Region Volcancito, Boquete, El Salto
    • Farm Altitude 1650 masl
    • Farm Size 20 Hectares
    • Farm Certifications Organic
    • Processing Natural Process
    • Variety Gesha
    • Harvest April 2023
    • 20g

      ground coffee dose

    • 3:00

      total brew time

    • 300g

      total water volume

    • 95º

      brew temperature

    Our recommended recipe for Pour Over Brewing at home or in-cafe.

    We start with a 60g water bloom for 30 seconds.

    This recipe is developed on a Kono 01 Size dripper with Kono 01 filter papers. Other equipment configuration may require slight recipe modification.

  • One of our most anticipated coffees every season, the renowned Gesha crop from Finca Duncan in Boquette, Panama, is undoubtedly one of the best coffees in the world, grown and produced organically and with the upmost attention to detail. 

    Ricardo Koyner’s Finca Duncan is part of the Café Kotowa group of farms located on the stunning slopes of the Vulcan Baru in Volcancito, Boquette, Panama. Café Kotowa has become renowned as an award winning, internationally recognised group, that has taken out the premiere position in the annual Best of Panama competition four times in the past decade. 

    We have worked with Café Kotowa for many years, including for competitions and championships around Australia, however this year we are focusing on Finca Duncan, as the only Certified Organic specialty coffee farm in all of Panama. 

    Ricardo’s Café Kotowa farms are located in the province of Chiriqui, at the north-western end of Panama, a short hop from the border of Costa Rica. Chiriqui is renowned as the home of the pristine Volcan Baru National Park in its highlands, and each of Ricardo’s farms reside in this pristine setting on the South Eastern slopes of the Vulcan Baru. Chiriqui and the area around Boquete has been a destination for ecotourism, hikers and bird watchers for decades. The pristine beauty and extreme geographical features of the area are undeniable, with dense rainforest, towering peaks, and cascading waterfalls all within a few kilometres in any direction. 

    This natural beauty is what originally brought Ricardo’s grandfather, Alexander Duncan MacIntyre, to Panama from his native Canada over 100 years ago, in 1918. While still in Canada, Alexander read a newspaper article about a mysterious, mountainous region in Panama, Boquete, which was then essentially unexplored by foreigners. The accounts he read inspired Alexander to travel to Panama and visit Boquete, where he fell in love with the magic of the valley and its people. MacIntyrre settled in the area now known as the El Salto Plateau, and began to plant coffee (which was fairly new as a cash crop in Panama at the time) on the fertile lands in the shadow of the volcano.

    He named the land he settled on “Kotowa”, the local Ngobe word for “Mountain”. Four generations on and MacIntyre’s descendants – lead by Sr. Ricardo Koyner – are still producing coffee and innovating to lead the region with some the most exceptional coffees we have seen from Panama. 

    The quality systems at Café Kotowa are nothing short of extraordinary – even by Panamanian standards! Uniquely, green coffee after drying and milling is stored in a climate controlled warehouse while it rests and is prepared for export. This coffee sits at 15°C and 65% humidity, to provide a perfectly stable and non-dehydrating environment for the coffee to equalise prior to shipping. This not only helps Ricardo’s coffees retain their freshness for a longer period of time once exported, but also ensures that coffee roasts and cups consistently from pre-ship through to arrival. 

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