Flying Goat Coffee
Don Pepe Farm Panama
|Roaster Location:||Healdsberg, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Review Date:||March 2009|
Blind Assessment: Superbly balanced structure and quiet, tight-knit aromatic complexity. Well-integrated acidity, silky mouthfeel. Cocoa, prune-toned fruit, caramel, aromatic wood notes and a hint of flowers carry from aroma through cup to a long, rich, resonant finish.
Notes: The award-winning Don Pepe Estate is located on the slopes of Baru Volcano in Panama's famous Boquete growing region. This coffee is produced entirely from trees of the dwarf, sun-tolerant Caturra variety of Arabica. Although Caturra is not considered a particularly distinguished variety of Arabica owing to its often neutral cup, this particular Caturra represents the type well: no sensory drama, yet balanced, resonant, subtly complete. Flying Goat Coffee is a leading boutique retail/wholesale roaster located in the wine country of northern California. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Aficionados interested in sampling the often underestimated Caturra variety at its best. For less studious coffee drinkers, should make a fine, versatile all-day cup.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2009 tasting report: San Francisco Bay Area Coffees: Dark and Beyond