Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters
Panama La Torcaza
|Bouquete growing region, western Panama.
Intense but balanced acidity, medium body, and tartly sweet fruit notes --berry and citrus -- that soften toward chocolate in the finish. Director of Coffee Geoff Watts praises this coffee's "grace and completeness."
La Torcaza is one of several coffee farms located around the base of Volcan Baru near the Costa Rica border that produce exceptional, distinctive coffees. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more info.
Who Should Drink It
Coffee classicists for its clean, sweetly acidy Central America character; coffee romantics for its berry and citrus nod toward East Africa.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2003 tasting report: Roasters' Choices