Old Soul Co.
Panama Elida Estate: Washed
Location: Sacramento, California
Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama.
Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces
Review Date: August 2014
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.
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.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2014 tasting report: When the Small Get Big (and the Big Try for Small)