Flying Goat Coffee
Don Pepe Farm Panama
|Roaster Location:||Healdsberg, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Review Date:||March 2009|
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2009 tasting report: San Francisco Bay Area Coffees: Dark and Beyond