Fratello Coffee Roasters
Panama Mama Cata Natural Process Geisha
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||CAD $52.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2011|
Blind Assessment: Deep, minty dark chocolate and sweet but slightly savory port wine notes in aroma and cup. Rich acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is sweet with dark chocolate notes when the cup is hot; as it cools a salty/savory complication emerges.
Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety "Gesha" or "Geisha” grown on the Mama Cata Estate, named after a beloved and apparently matriarchal maid of an earlier owner of the estate. With its elongated beans and distinctive floral and chocolate cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world's most unique coffees. "Natural" process means the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after removal of the fruit. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit
Who Should Drink It: An unusual pairing of the rare and distinctive-tasting Gesha variety of Arabica with an unorthodox dried-in-the-fruit processing nets a striking and exotic cup, rich, syrupy, savory-sweet.