Big Shoulders Coffee

Panama Los Lajones Natural

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Eastern slopes of Volcan Baru, western Panama.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2015

Agtron: 52/75

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp yet lush. Bakers’ chocolate, orangy citrus, musk, a hint of grappa in aroma and cup. Rich, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and orange suggestions in particular carry into a gently drying finish.


Produced from trees of the Caturra and Yellow Catuai varieties of Arabica and processed by the dry or “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. Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes its fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-888-3042 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A classic medium roast develops an engaging and original balance of crisply dry unsweetened chocolate and sweet orange and musky, grappa-like notes.

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