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Panama Finca Santa Teresa Honey Process Lot 16 – My Friend’s Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Panama Finca Santa Teresa Honey Process Lot 16 – My Friend's Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Panama Finca Santa Teresa Honey Process Lot 16
  • Roaster
    My Friend's Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Estimated Price
    $18 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Stewed stone fruits, creamy body, honey, lemongrass, toasted basmati rice
  • Process
    Honey
  • Varieties
    Caturra, Catuai
  • Country
    Panama
  • Region
    Volcan
  • Elevation
    1460 MASL
  • Producer
    Finca Santa Teresa
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Flower

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
8.5 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
9 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Lemongrass honey notes
  • Approachable, yet complex

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

Gary at My Friend’s Coffee has been roasting some amazing coffees over the past few months and I have been honored to get to try so many. This coffee from Panama is the first Panamanian honey-processed coffee I have tried. It had a wonderful approachable profile, while still having great complexity.

The coffee began with a lovely chocolate and nutty fragrance that was sweet with some subtle fruit notes. In the flavor I tasted chocolate, lemongrass, apricot, honey and subtle cereal grains. It had a fairly thick mouthfeel and a balanced acidity. The lemongrass notes were prominent and lingered into a sweet aftertaste. The sweetness was rich and reminded me of chocolate and honey, though it wasn’t overly pronounced.

The Bottom Line

I enjoyed this coffee because it was quite unique from the Panamanian coffees I’ve had recently, which have been much more delicate and fruit forward. Gary did a nice job bringing out the coffee’s complexity, while still keeping the coffee extremely approachable.

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