Panama Esmeralda Especial by PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2007
Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama Price: $37.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned aroma dominated by a distinct honey character. In the cup syrupy mouthfeel, giddily and complexly lush with cherryish fruit, floral, and dry, brandyish chocolate notes. The finish is deep, honeyish sweet, and long.

Notes: Coffee from trees of the botanical variety "Gesha" or "Geisha" grown on farmer Price Peterson's Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama has for the last several years consistently broken records paid for a green coffee: A 2007 lot sold at auction this for an extraordinary $130 per pound. This lot of Gesha is from the same fields, crop and variety as the record-breaking auction lot but was sold outside auction. With its bold, boat-shaped beans and distinctive floral and chocolate cup, the Esmeralda Panama Gesha continues to be one of the world's most unique coffees. Tactfully roasted at PT's Coffee, where the motto is "without the love, it's just coffee." Visit or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A coffee both breathtakingly pure and intriguingly complex.


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