Hacienda La Esmeralda Diamond Mountain
|Roaster Location:||Lancaster, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Review Date:||November 2007|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, deep aroma: cedar, walnut, hints of orange, chocolate and flowers. In the cup sweet, roasty but delicate, with continued walnut, orange, and a cocoaish chocolate. The mouthfeel is silky but a roasty astringency begins to dominate as the cup cools. The finish is rich, sweet and chocolate-toned; it grows slightly heavy as it fades but a sweet chocolate has the last word.
Notes: This coffee is Rainforest-Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. It is produced by the same family that produces the famous (and much more expensive) La Esmeralda Gesha. Apres is a seller of gourmet teas, coffee and chocolate presented in impressively distinctive packaging at reasonable prices. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A subtly complex dark roast.