|Roaster Location:||Boulder, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama.|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2014|
Blind Assessment: Deep, low-toned, opulent. Minty dark chocolate, ripe pineapple, orange, hints of clove and lilac in aroma and cup. Rich, round, vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Fruit-nuanced chocolate rings far into a long, resonant finish.
Notes: A fine example of a “natural” or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is sweeter and deeper-toned than the more familiar wet-processed coffees of Panama. Produced entirely from tree of the respected Catuai variety of Arabica. The Lamastus family’s Elida Estate averages the highest growing elevations in Panama: 5,500 to 8,200 feet (1,700 to 2,500 meters).Dragonfly Coffee is a Boulder, Colorado based micro-roaster aiming to produce high-quality coffee and support worthy causes. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Christmas in September. The dark chocolate, ripe fruit and hints of mint and warm spice suggest holiday pleasures.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2014 tasting report: Honey and Natural Process Coffees, Central America 2014