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Klatch Coffee

Panama Altieri Natural Geisha

Location: Los Angeles, California

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $49.95/8 ounces

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 49/72

Aroma: 10

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intricate; lushly fruit-forward and round. Lilac, tangerine, almond butter, Cognac and ultra-fine musk in aroma and cup. Juicy, richly floral acidity; silky, levitating mouthfeel. Crisp, sweet, long-lasting finish redolent of musk.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 16 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015. With its bold, boat-shaped beans and distinctive floral and crisply cacao-toned cup, the Gesha (also Geisha) variety of Arabica continues to produce some of the world’s most unique coffees. 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 www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who seek a beautifully structured coffee that delivers a lyrically complex aroma, rich, seductive flavor and crisp, authoritative finish.