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El Tucan Estate

Washed Typica – Green

Location: Paso Ancho, Panama

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Roast: NA

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Review Date: July 2000

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Aroma: 6

Acidity: 7

Body: 6

Flavor: 7

Blind Assessment:

Panelists found this coffee interesting but ambiguous. They were attracted by its combination of nuanced, caramelly softness and bright, aggressive acidity; put off by a smoky, slightly bitter pungency that hinted at a drying fault.

Notes:

A combination of nuanced, caramelly softness and bright, aggressive acidity; put off by a smoky, slightly bitter pungency that hinted at a drying fault. El Tucan is a market name for a single-estate coffee processed and marketed by Café Volcan Baru. Grown at elevations ranging from 4,500 to 5,000 feet (1,400 to 1,550 meters). Produced mainly from trees of the old bourbon and typica varieties and processed using the traditional wet-processed or “washed” method.

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

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