|Roaster Location:||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Review Date:||May 2008|
Blind Assessment: Crisply floral-toned aroma, caramel and pear-toned fruit notes, with a hint of cedary warmth. In the cup medium body with a lightly and pleasantly syrupy mouthfeel. A bright, pronounced acidity simplifies the aromatics when the cup is hot, but as it cools a delicate, tight-knit complexity emerges: hints of white wine, caramelly milk chocolate, continued pear-toned fruit. Clean, sweetly dry finish.
Notes: Casa Ruiz is a group of smaller artisan farms in the admired Boquete region of Panama, near the Costa Rica border. Casa Ruiz prides itself on environmentally friendly shade growing and on rigorous separation of lots by tree variety and growing altitude. JBC Coffee Roasters (formerly Johnson Brothers Coffee) is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A pure, lucidly bracing springtime cup.