Social Coffee & Tea Company
Panama Los Lajones
|Roaster Location:||Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||CAD $16.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2011|
Blind Assessment: Richly and deeply complex. Black currant, blackberry, dark chocolate, brandy, hints of lemon and fir in aroma and cup. Crisply balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Long, rich, resonant finish.
Notes: This is a “honey” coffee, meaning the skin was removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking but the beans or seeds were dried with at least some of the fruit pulp or “honey” still adhering to them. This practice contrasts to the more conventional wet or washed method, wherein both skin and pulp are removed from the beans before drying. Based in the greater Toronto area, Social Coffee is dedicated to providing high-quality, fresh-roasted “Glorious Coffees for the People.” Visit
Who Should Drink It: Aficionados interested in masterful enrichment of profile through skillful application of an unorthodox processing method; anyone interested in a rich, complex, balanced cup.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2011 tasting report: Canada: Doing Fine though Not So Different