Flying Goat Coffee
Los Lajones Natural Panama
|Roaster Location:||Healdsberg, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Review Date:||November 2007|
Blind Assessment: Co-cupper Miguel Meza's (88) description is succinct: "Cherry liqueur, smoke and chocolate." Ken (90) finds a similar palette: dark raisin-toned chocolate, red wine, cherry, flowers. Ken interprets Miguel's smoke notes as a slight hint of complicating mustiness. Altogether a quiet, wood-panels and leather easy chair sort of coffee.
Notes: This interesting coffee is a deliberate effort by innovative Panama farmer Graciano Cruz to develop some of the fruity complexity of the new dry-processed coffees of southern Ethiopia by drying ripe fruit on East-African-style raised drying beds in Panama. Co-cupper for this review, Miguel Meza, calls this "an intriguing coffee that seems more driven by the process than [terroir] or [botanical] varietal." He continues: "... a better example of the classic Yemeni Harrar ... profile than many of the examples from these regions." Flying Goat Coffee is a leading boutique retail/wholesale roaster located in the wine country of northern California. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Should resonate well with the cigars and brandy set.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2007 tasting report: Berries, Wine and Chocolate (Some of the Time): Dry-Processed Coffees of Ethiopia and Yemen