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Panama Elida Estate Catuai Natural – Black Sails Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Panama Elida Estate Catuai Natural from Black Sails Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Panama Elida Estate Catuai Natural
  • Roaster
    Black Sails Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Sacramento, California
  • Estimated Price
    $25 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Tropical fruits, berries, milk chocolate
  • Process
    Natural
  • Varieties
    Catuai
  • Country
    Panama
  • Region
    Boquete District
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Flower, AeroPress, flash brew
  • Roast Date
    April 3, 2021
  • Review Date
    April 24, 2021

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
8.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
9 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Thick & creamy body
  • Chocolate covered berries flavor profile

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Panamanian coffees have been some of the best I’ve tried over the past few years, so I am always excited to get to try new ones. This Panama coffee from Black Sails was a naturally processed Catuai varietal from the Elida Estate farm.

The coffee began with a fairly mild fragrance that was tropical, fruit-forward and somewhat creamy. The flavor was not as bright or light as other Panamanian coffees I’ve tried and featured creamy and fruit-forward notes of berries and dark chocolate. The body was thick & heavy with a smooth & creamy mouthfeel. The sweetness reminded me of dark chocolate covered berries with some subtle tropical fruit notes. The aftertaste was slightly underdeveloped, but featured some nice chocolate notes. I really enjoyed exploring this coffee in the various brew options and found making it as an iced AeroPress was a favorite for me.

The Bottom Line

While this Panamanian coffee broke the mold a bit from the others I’ve tried recently, it was still quite tasty and the thick, creamy mouthfeel was a favorite attribute for me.

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