This lot from Koyner is aromatically sweet with the dry fragrance teetering between fresh honey and toasted hazelnut. 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. The mouthfeel, while creamy, is medium bodied which allows for the sweetness and higher notes to shine.
Panama Volcancito Koyner Production
Koyner stands 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 (Last year's Panama Offering) 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 coffee is roasted to order within 24-48 hours of order. We recommend 2 days rest after roast, so this will be ready to drink when you receive it.
Panama is a country located in the Central America region of North America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica. Panama is located on the narrow and low Isthmus of Panama. This S-shaped isthmus is situated between 7° and 10° north latitude and 77° and 83° west longitude. Panama encompasses approximately 77,082 square kilometers, is 772 kilometers in length, and is between 60 and 177 kilometers in width.