|Roaster Location:||Branford, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$120.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2021|
Blind Assessment: Richly aromatic, tropical. Lychee, pineapple, cocoa nib, lemon verbena, ginger blossom in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart with bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: This coffee earned the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasters in North American beach and coastal communities for Coffee Review’s April 2021 report. Produced by the Lamastus family of Elida Estate entirely of the Geisha variety of Arabica and processed by the anaerobic natural method (whole fruit is fermented with limited oxygen). Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster established in the early 1980s that has gracefully and successfully moved with the times and now offers a menu of extremely refined small-lot, single-origin coffees. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A sophisticated fruit bomb of a coffee — the celebrated Geisha variety experimentally processed by world-class Elida Estate in Panama.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2021 tasting report: Spring Break In a Cup: Finding Great Coffee Roasters In Coastal Communities