|Roaster Location:||Boulder, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$100.00/21 grams; limited availability|
|Review Date:||October 2019|
Blind Assessment: Vast yet intimate in its layered intricacy: complete and perfectly balanced. Complex flowers (citrus blossom, ginger blossom, aromatic orchid), bright, fresh fruit (pear, peach, tangerine), sweet cocoa, sandalwood, a hint of candycap mushroom in aroma and cup. In structure, juicy and lyrically bright with a subtly pungent umami base; light-footed, satiny mouthfeel. Pear leads into long, vibrantly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: This coffee took first place in the 2019 Best of Panama green coffee competition and subsequently was auctioned for the then highest price ever paid for a green, unroasted coffee: US$1029 per pound. Produced from the celebrated Green Tip Geisha variety of Arabica and processed by slow-dried natural method, in which the coffee in the whole fruit is first sealed in bags, forcing it to ferment with limited exposure to oxygen, then spread to dry in the open on raised tables. The roaster will sell 20 21-gram sets of this coffee starting at 9 am EST on October 22, 2019. Boulder, Colorado-based Dragonfly Coffee was named 2019 Micro-Roaster of the Year by Roast magazine. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A flawlessly structured coffee alive with layered intrigue, memorable both for its complexity as well as its quiet, enveloping completeness.