Our Don Pachi is a brand new crop that features all the attributes of what a great geisha and natural processed coffee is all about. It offers floral (jasmine), stone fruit, sugar cane aroma along with a sophisticated blend of bright orange citrus, berries and honey in the cup. This record breaking coffee went for $111.00 per pound at last year’s (2011) Best of Panama (BOP); the highest of any coffee. This year, Klatch bought all Don Pachi Natural direct from producer Francisco Serracin.
Roastmaster, Mike Perry was a member of the International Jury in Panama and fell in love with this coffee. Try it for yourself so we can share a mutual admiration to this great coffee.
94 points scored by Ken Davids from Coffee Review (2012)
Blind Assessment: Extraordinary deep, shifting complexity. Honey, brandy, plum, dark chocolate, lush dusk flowers in aroma and cup, although along the way any number of other aromatic notes emerge with brief, startling clarity. Round, savory-sweet structure; rich, brandyish acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Geisha (more properly spelled Gesha). With its generally elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world's most unique coffees. This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
As mentioned before, Don Pachi Francisco Serracin is the producer responsible for bringing this fascinating natural Geisha to Panama from Costa Rica in the 1960’s. His farm-within-a-farm, Don Pachi Estate, is located in Callejon Seco Valley just above the town of Boquete.
Who should drink this? Those who want to have their mind and taste buds blown away.