Panama Esmeralda Special by Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery

    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Panama Esmeralda Special

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2005
Origin: Finca Esmeralda, Boquete growing district, western Panama Price: $37.50/12oz
 

Blind Assessment: High-toned, complex aroma: lemon, flowers, sweet herbs, perhaps a cedar-toned, semi-sweet chocolate. Smoothes and quiets in the cup, with the semi-sweet chocolate, lemon and herb notes dominating. Slight but pleasing astringency in the finish.

Notes: The 2004 version of this exceptional coffee attracted a score of 95.6 from a jury of international coffee cuppers at the Best of Panama 2004 Cupping Event, then, at the subsequent auction, set what would appear to be a world record price for a green coffee - $21.00 per pound - paid by a consortium of American specialty roasters. The 2005 crop also topped the Panama competition, and like the record-setting lot from the previous year, was produced from trees of the Geisha variety of arabica, a variety with Ethiopian parentage, by Finca Esmeralda owners Price and Daniel Peterson. Caffe Pronto is a small, classic artisan roasting company focusing on quality and service. Visit www.caffepronto.com or call 888-697-7668 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who want a slightly darker-roasted, rounder version of the now celebrated Esmeralda Especial.

AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:42/53


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