CCD (CREATIVA COFFEE DISTRICT) is a forward-looking Specialty Coffee producer at the Chiriquí province in Boquete, Panama. Inspired by the Neighbors & Crops coffee model of LA PALMA & EL TUCAN in Colombia.
-WHAT IS INTRINSIC CHERRY PROCESS?-
Here we ferment the cherry in the very same bags they come in. It is in this way the process maintains the essence of each micro-lot. The bacteria and yeast strains are unique and vary in each batch, and by involving them in the fermentation, we let the essence of the cherry shine. We open the fermentation environment to the air and allow nature to guide the temperature – which averages at 30° celcius. In this case we just keep an eye out to keep temperatures below 45° celsius, to prevent the cherries from overheating. We keep the fermentation times between 12 and 72 hours, because the soaring temperatures of the natural environment result in drastic changes of the cherry cell structure, and rapid embryo death, completely changing the cup profile.