Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters
Panama Elida: The Seasonal Tripel
|Roaster Location:||Dallas, Texas|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2011|
Blind Assessment: A sweet and very complex coffee. A discreetly fermenty, brandy-toned chocolate dominates, rounded and complicated by brighter and crisper notes: strawberry, grapefruit and an almond-like nut note that under the impact of the essential sweetness of the coffee reads as lush marzipan. Remains rich and sweet in the finish, though simplifies a bit.
Notes: A blend of coffees processed by three different alternative methods on Panama’s distinguished Elida Estate: natural (dried in the entire fruit), honey (dried in the fruit pulp only) and washed (all soft fruit residue removed before drying). Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters is a Dallas, Texas based wholesale roaster that believes “Coffee, much like life, is not simply about what you consume, but what you can create.” Visit
Who Should Drink It: A fine coffee for anyone or any occasion, but aficionados may particularly enjoy attempting to pick out the interwoven contributions of the three processing methods. The brandyish dried-in-the-fruit component is easiest to detect.