|Roaster Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Alto Quiel, Panama|
|Est. Price:||$69.95/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2019|
Blind Assessment: Floral-toned, bright, citrusy. Star jasmine, bergamot, sandalwood, maple syrup, baking chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with crisp, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Cocoa-toned finish with undertones on bergamot and star jasmine.
Notes: Produced at El Velo Farm by the Peterson family entirely of the Geisha variety of Arabica and processed by the natural method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. This processing procedure included an inoculation of Panama Esmeralda Geisha Portón Oro Yeast applied to the coffee fruit during the first stage of drying. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
The Bottom Line: An exceptionally high-toned natural-processed Panama Geisha coffee with especially vibrant acidity, balanced structure, and deep floral notes throughout the profile.