Coffee Review - Panama Kotowa by Klatch Coffee
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Panama Kotowa Duncan 2012 Microlot

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2012
Origin: El Salto, Boquete growing region, Panama. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Complex, spicy floral notes, tangerine-like citrus, sweet dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Brisk acidity; smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Rich, balanced, flower-saturated finish.

Notes: Certified organically grown. A conventional washed or wet-processed coffee, meaning both skin and fruit flesh were removed from the beans before drying, a practice which generally intensifies acidity and clarity of flavor. Klatch Coffee 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 Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The complex floral notes, which include spicy florals like aromatic tea rose and bitterish florals like lavender, are one good reason for aficionados to seek out this unusual coffee.


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