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Panama Volcancito Don K

There's a "freshness" to the cup, with an acidity that borders on effervescent. Crisp, Granny Smith apple and freshly spun honey come to mind while the cup is warm which cools into sweeter red apple and concord grape in the finish. Full City roasts also has sweet plum and malic fruits with a nice, cocoa bittering finish. In general this coffee roasts and cups great at a wide variety of roast levels. The mouthfeel on, while creamy, is medium bodied which allows for the sweetness and higher notes to shine. City to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Jul 17 2013
Lot size 40bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra
Grade SHB EP
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15-17 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City. This coffee is very versatile across the roast spectrum.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Don K is a short name for 'Don Koyner', or Senor Koyner. Senor Koyner refers to Alexander Koyner MacIntyre who emigrated from Canada to Panama in the early 1900's to purse coffee farming. He bought a large swath of land in what is now Volcancito de Boquete, in Northern Panama's Chiriqui Province and began to produce cherry. He also built the Kotowa wet mill for processing which is widely considered to be the oldest coffee processing station in all of Panama. The original wooden processing equipment is still maintained for show at the mill by Ricardo Koyner, Alexander's grandson who know owns and operates the coffee farms and mill. Don K is immediately adjacent to the Koyner's organic farm Duncan Estate which creates an interesting display of organic vs. conventional production methodology. Although several of each farm's slopes face the Pacific Ocean and Boquete Valley differently, and therefore having different exposure to daylight, its about as good a glimpse into tasting something processed in both manners that I have seen in the coffee world. Although scoring is often within a point or two of each other, each farm displays unique flavor from the other.
This lot from Don K is aromatically sweet with the dry fragrance vacillating between fresh honey and toasted hazelnut, and with a backdrop of spices like dried ginger and cardamom. Wetting the grounds really brings on strong smells of butter caramel and fresh cream - so sweet and prevalent. Breaking the crust gives off a smell of milk chocolate in the steam with a hint of macadamia nut. There's a "freshness" to the cup, with an acidity that borders on effervescent. Crisp, Granny Smith apple and freshly spun honey come to mind while the cup is warm which cools into sweeter red apple and concord grape in the finish. Full City roasts also has sweet plum and malic fruits with a nice, cocoa bittering finish. In general this coffee roasts and cups great at a wide variety of roast levels. The mouthfeel on, while creamy, is medium bodied which allows for the sweetness and higher notes to shine.