La Torcaza Estate
Traditional Washed – Green
Soft, low-key coffee with a twisty undercurrent of dark vegetative notes: wood or grass at worst; at best spice, tobacco or smoke. I found that, as the cup cooled, these notes sweetened pleasantly toward cocoa and cedar.
Soft, low-key coffee with a twisty undercurrent of dark vegetative notes of wood, tobacco, or smoke. La Torcaza is the most celebrated of the Café Volcan Baru group of coffee estates. Grown at elevations averaging 4,500 feet (1,370 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