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Dragonfly Coffee Roasters

Elida Natural “Dragonfly Lot”

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2016

Agtron: 55/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Profoundly sweet; cidery. Pear cider, baker’s chocolate, ripe banana, lemon zest, a hint of lush honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; plush mouthfeel. Chocolate, banana and flowers carry into a resonant though drying finish.

Notes:

A fine example of a “natural” or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is sweeter and deeper-toned than the perhaps more familiar wet-processed coffees of Panama. Produced entirely from tree of the respected Catuai variety of Arabica. The Lamastus family’s Elida Estate averages some of the highest growing elevations in Panama coffee. Dragonfly Coffee is a Boulder, Colorado-based micro-roaster that produces high-quality coffees and supports worthy causes. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Deep, nuanced sweetness (ripe banana, honeysuckle) and a discreet tickle of cidery ferment envelop drier notes: baker’s chocolate, lemon zest. Fine variation on the fruit-forward naturals theme.

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