Panamaria Boquete – Green
|Roaster Location:||Boquete, Panama|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, Chiriqui Province, Panama.|
|Review Date:||July 2000|
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