Volcanic soils and excellent processing lend this coffee sweetness and elegance that make it a regular seasonal favourite at Dark Woods. In the cup we find delicious aromas of macerated red fruit, sweet balsamic and hints of guava. There is also a refreshing sour cherry acidity and a subtle note of violets which remind me of light bodied young red wines such as Pinot Noir. This is a bright and elegant natural coffee that provides an interesting counterpoint to the more conventional washed Panama also on our list.
Farm: Ricardo Koyner. Cafe Kotowa, Don K Estate, El Salto, Boquete
Variety: 100% Caturra arabica
Flavour: Sour cherry, forest fruits, violets, medium body