|Roaster Location:||Branford, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Review Date:||April 2008|
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.