Geisha Coffee Roaster
Panama El Burro Estate
|Roaster Location:||Longwood, Florida|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Review Date:||September 2009|
Blind Assessment: Intensely sweet flavor and aroma dominated by flowers, apricot and tangerine. Soft, syrupy mouthfeel, bright-toned but balanced acidity and a remarkably rich, brandy-toned flavor. Crisp finish with sweet stone fruit notes lingering in the long.
Notes: El Burro Estate is an award-winning coffee farm owned by the Lamastus family in Panama's famous Boquete growing region. Geisha Coffee Roaster is a Florida based Internet retailer with a wide assortment of coffee from around the world. The company has deep family ties to coffee farms in Panama, including this one. (However, the company name should not be confused with the Geisha or Gesha coffee variety, a particularly costly, distinguished variety of arabica also associated with Panama.) Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate refined intensity in a coffee that is roasted by the same family that grew it.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2009 tasting report: Half Way to Napa? Panamas 2009