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Casa Ruiz

Panamaria Boquete – Green

Location: Boquete, Panama

Origin: Boquete growing region, Chiriqui Province, Panama.

Roast: NA

Est. Price:

Review Date: July 2000

Agtron: /

Aroma: 6

Acidity: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 7

Blind Assessment:

An intensely contradictory coffee. On one hand: full, smooth body, expressively and deeply sweet, long, vibrant finish. On the downside: grassy undertones and an odd edginess to the fruit that grew more obvious as the cup cooled. Some panelists went exclusively with the upside, others only with the down, while a few celebrated the paradox, sometimes in rather unconventional language: “bold, rough, strong — Neanderthal ancestors,” wrote one. One thing is certain: This coffee is considerably more interesting than its rating suggests.

Notes:

An intensely contradictory coffee. On one hand: full, smooth body, expressively and deeply sweet, long, vibrant finish. On the downside: grassy undertones and an odd edginess. From several farms operated by Casa Ruiz, a family-owned integrated coffee company. Grown at elevations averaging around 4,700 feet (1,450 meters). Processed by the traditional ferment and washed method. From the 1999/2000 crop.

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This review originally appeared in the July, 2000 tasting report: Prize-Winning Panamas

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