Temple Coffee and Tea

Panama Lerida Estate Sonia’s Crop

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2012

Agtron: 53/68

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Complex, bracing, bittersweet in structure. Crisp lavender-like flowers, dark chocolate, tart berry, softened by a sweet caramel in aroma and cup. Brisk, floral-toned acidity; silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Lavender and dark chocolate carry into a rich but drying finish.


A washed or wet-processed coffee, meaning both skin and fruit flesh were removed from the beans before drying, a practice which generally intensifies acidity and clarity of flavor. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale roaster in Sacramento, California who has been voted Best Coffee House since 2005 by the Sacramento News & Review. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy heavily hopped ales and other pleasingly bitter-edged beverages.

This review originally appeared in the August, 2012 tasting report: Not Your Same Old Panama Coffees

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