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The Curve Coffee Roasting Co.

SHB Winey Microlot Panama Hartmann

Location: Taichung, Taiwan

Origin: Chiriqui Province, far western Panama

Roast: Light

Est. Price: NT $970/8 ounces

Review Date: February 2017

Agtron: 66/93

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, fruit-forward. Dried raspberry, brandy, milk chocolate, jasmine, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Crisp, brandy-toned acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to sandalwood sweetened by hints of dried berry.

Notes:

Produced by Hartmann Estate from trees of the Caturra variety of Arabica. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, 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. The Curve Coffee Roasting Co. holds classes authorized by the Specialty Coffee Association, as well as roasting and selling around thirty specialty coffees, including rare Taiwan origins. Visit www.thecurvecoffee.com.tw for more information.

The Bottom Line: A delicate natural-processed Panama cup with a hint of fruit-toned sweet ferment.