Panama Los Lajones by Paradise Roasters Review |
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama Price: $59.95/8 ounces

Blind Assessment: High-toned, intense, deliriously complex. Floral notes, roasted cacao nib, almond, strawberry, a pungently sweet hint of sandalwood in aroma and cup. Richly crisp acidity; lively, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but carries deep into a sweet though rather drying finish.

Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world's most unique coffees. This is a dry-processed or "natural" Gesha, 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. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot coffees and espressos from Hawaii and other premier coffee growing regions. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Exhilarating Gesha fireworks in a brisk, silky cup.


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