Panamanian by Uncommon Grounds Review |
  • Uncommon Grounds

    Berkeley, California
  • Panamanian

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: August 2003
Origin: Bouquete growing region, western Panama Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A rather dramatic difference surfaced between co-taster Willem Boot and Ken on this very dark-roasted Panama. Ken wanted more sweetness and body; Willem apparently found enough of both and admired the elegant nuance. Willem: "Aroma with caramel and mild-apricot notes. Despite the dark roast, balanced flavor with apricot and chocolate. Pleasantly spicy with milk" (91). Ken: "Lovely aroma, high-toned but sweet fruit notes. In the small cup lean-bodied and crisply bitter, with a rich but astringent finish. Fruit re-emerges in milk, dry, smoky, chocolate-toned." (83).

Notes: Uncommon Grounds is one of Northern California's pioneering specialty roasters, founded in 1984. Visit or call 800-600-5282 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who, like Willem, enjoy a dry, crisply fruity straight shot or cappuccino.


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