Panama Balboa SHB EP
ALTITUDE: 1,500 – 1,700 m
VARIEITIES: Catuai, Typica
PROCESSING: Washed, Sun Dried
Q-GRADE: 83 Points
CUP: Medium Acidity, Medium Body
FLAVOR: Balanced cup with chocolate and caramel notes
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Coffee in Panama
Panama has quite the reputation when it comes to coffee. Some coffees, like a Panamanian Geisha sold in 2019, went for $1029/ lb. But coffees that fetch a price like that aren’t for most, so we have looked far and wide for something that doesn’t break the bank but showcases the uniqueness of Panama as a coffee producer.
This Panamanian Boquete is grown in rich volcanic soil, high elevations and in canopies of shade. The coffee grows at a much slower pace than many coffees as humidity near the equator and abundant shelter from the sun slows down the growth. But it also creates the conditions for why Panama coffee is unique.
The Boquete boasts a medium acidity and body with balanced notes of chocolate, caramel, earth, and a lasting brightness. Lighter roasts will bring out more of the unique qualities in the Boquete, so be sure to try some different roast profiles.