Tuesday, June 27, 2006

SCAP's Best of Panama Auction, Kotowa Duncan

This coffee is gorgeous. There's just no other way to describe it in one word.

Chocolate, spice, berries, honey. It's all here, and all in moderation, but just enough to let you know it's there. Medium body with enough weight to meld it all together for a great mouthfeel.

Be jealous.


For some odd reason, I had a cup of this coffee sitting here cooling a bit, and I ate a pepperoncini pepper, then took a sip. Don't ask me why.

Here's the interesting part. The result was that the coffee tasted like a chocolate and raisin flavor explosion. Totally unexpected. You never know what you're going to find in coffee (flavorwise).

(thanks, Larry!)


Larry said...

I'm glad you are enjoying it! I will have it for sale on the website by this weekend.

It is an incredible coffee, perfect in a French Press.

I tried it as a S.O. espresso on the La Spaz S1 and wasn't that fond of it. I'll try it on the Synesso tomorrow. I'm thinking a tight double using a LM triple basket and 21 grams might just do it. We will see.

Jason Haeger said...

I'm not sure I even want to try this as a S.O. The bag aroma wasn't all too pleasant like the cupping aroma was.

The bag aroma is usually a good indicator of what you can expect from an espresso. Not that they're the same, or anything, but there's a link somewhere, I've noticed.

I don't have enough to warrant using it up on experimenting with grind and dose to make it work as an espresso. French Press or cupping for me!

Larry said...

I don't have high hopes for it as a S.O. but I gotta try.

Interesting. I have never made the correlation between bag aroma and taste in an espresso. I'll start to be mindful of it and see.

Jaime van Schyndel said...

Bag aroma for espresso is an excellent indicator.
Was that berries like fruit(blackberry) or berries like ferment(blueberries, strawberries). Oh yeah, you gotta post the roaster info.

Jason Haeger said...

More like Blackberries. Rocket Coffee Roasters is the roaster.

I guess I should have specified.