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Willoughby's Coffee & Tea

Panama Elida Estate

Location: Branford, Connecticut

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Light

Est. Price:

Review Date: April 2008

Agtron: 64/82

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Big, deep, classically symphonic coffee. Intense aroma: black-cherryish fruit, white wine, flowers. In the cup syrupy body, powerful but rounded acidity, pungently juicy flavor with sweet lemon and night flower notes. Pure, smooth, fruit-and-flower saturated finish.

Notes:

Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster recently reinvigorated and refocused on artisan roasting and an extensive collection of elite single-origin coffees. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A grand but ingratiating, complete coffee gesture. Very light-roasted, but the green coffee is so sweet and roundly balanced that those who enjoy medium-dark roasts should take pleasure in it.


This review originally appeared in the April, 2008 tasting report: Special Reserve is Dead. Long Live Special Reserve.

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