Coffee Review - Panama Elida by Willoughby's Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2012
Origin: Alto Quiel, Boquete, Panama. Price: $18.99/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Delicately rich, deeply fruit-toned: minty chocolate, caramel and lushly carnal fruit, apricot or mango. Gentle, deep-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. The Lamastus family’s Elida Estate averages the highest growing elevations in Panama: 5,500 to 8,200 feet (1,700 to 2,500 meters). Willoughby's Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster established in the early 1980s that has gracefully and successfully moved with the times and now offers a menu of extremely refined small-lot, single-origin coffees. Visit or call 800-388-8400 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: More chocolaty depth and richness than brandy and fruit in this surprisingly clean and balanced dried-in-the-fruit natural.


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