Panama NPGE Perci N2
|Roaster Location:||Seoul, South Korea|
|Coffee Origin:||Silla Del Pando, Volcan, Panama.|
|Est. Price:||KRW 50,000/200 grams|
|Review Date:||September 2014|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, crisply and sweetly intricate. Honey, mango-like fruit, elderberry and very complex floral notes, ranging from bitterish lavender through lush honeysuckle. A hint of rye whisky, a sort of essence of rye whisky, supports the fruit and flowers. Tart though very sweet acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Deep, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its elegantly elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version of the Gesha, 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. This particular Gesha is produced on the Ninety Plus Gesha Estates. Ninety Plus is a distinguished boutique producer and importer of innovative small-lot coffees from Ethiopia and Panama. Namusairo is a boutique café and artisan roaster founded in Seoul, South Korea in 2002. Visit www.namusairo.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A splendid dried-in-the-fruit Gesha, crisply sweet in structure, precise and elegant in the breadth and depth of its aromatic suggestion.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2014 tasting report: Honey and Natural Process Coffees, Central America 2014