Panama Elida Natural by Coffee Klatch Review |
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama Price: $14.95/10oz

Blind Assessment: Intense aroma: sweet cherry and blueberry notes ride a pungent, fresh-cut cedar. In the cup the berry and cedar notes turn toward red wine and crisp cocoa. Sweet, rich, cocoa- and berry-saturated finish.

Notes: Produced by the award-winning Elida Estate, this is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Simultaneously crisp and lush, a fine example of the new dried-in-the-fruit coffee emerging from Central America.


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