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Klatch Coffee

Panama Camilina Natural Geisha

Location: Los Angeles, California

Origin: Piedra Candela, Chiriqui Province, far western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $49.95/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 58/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply rich, enticingly sweet. Butterscotch, peach, narcissus, almond, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Juicy, vibrant acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. All the flavors from the cup carry into a resonant, flavor-saturated short finish, consolidating around butterscotch notes in the long.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also Geisha) by farmer Roberto Brenes of Finca La Aurora. 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.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.

The Bottom Line: A lovely natural-processed Gesha from a highly regarded farm: elegant, lively, flavor-laden.