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Old Soul Co.

Panama Elida Estate: Washed

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2014

Agtron: 50/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deep, syrupy, resonant. Fresh-cut cedar, dark chocolate, apricot, honeysuckle, hints of tangelo-like citrus and nutmeg in aroma and cup. Roundly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a richly drying finish.

Notes:

A washed or wet-processed coffee, meaning both skin and fruit flesh were removed from the beans before drying, a practice that generally intensifies acidity and clarity of flavor. The Lamastus family’s Elida Estate averages the highest growing elevations in Panama: 5,500 to 8,200 feet (1,700 to 2,500 meters).  Old Soul is a roastery, bakery and crafter of artisan goods dedicated to quality. Visit www.oldsoulco.com or call 916-443-7685 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A square-on medium roast develops the depth and cedary chocolate of this fine Panama.