|Roaster Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete, Panama|
|Est. Price:||$34.95/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2020|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Deeply fruit-toned, richly chocolaty. Candied papaya, black cherry, dark chocolate, honeysuckle, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with high-toned, fruity acidity; smooth, gently tannic mouthfeel. The finish centers on dark chocolate and black cherry.
Notes: This coffee tied for third-highest rating in a cupping of “desert-island coffees” submitted by roasters for Coffee Review’s May 2020 tasting report. Produced by José Guillermo Luttrell Pretto, Jr., of Abu Coffee entirely of the Geisha variety of Arabica and processed by the natural method (dried in the whole fruit). 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 dessert-like natural-processed Panama Geisha cup, all fruit and flowers and chocolate, heady in its aromatic and flavor intensity.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2020 tasting report: Desert-Island Coffees: What To Drink When You’re Stuck at Home