Panama Don Pepe Honey Processed
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$11.03/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2011|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, lyrical coffee. Crisp and balanced in aroma and cup: ripe lemon, flowers, backgrounded nut a hint of citrus-toned chocolate. Gentle acidity, light but impressively silky mouthfeel. The ripe lemon note persists in the surprisingly rich finish.
Notes: The award-winning Don Pepe Estate is located on the slopes of Baru Volcano in Panama's famous Boquete growing region. “Honey process” describes coffee prepared by the pulped natural method, meaning the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. This contrasts to the more conventional wet or washed method, wherein both skin and pulp are removed from the beans before drying. The Roasterie is a longtime leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Aficionados interested in the unusual honey process, and anyone interested in a gently bright, lemony cup.