Press Release: Mokkita

by Emily L.  December 9, 2021

8767 Onyx Ave.,
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 91761

Thursday, December 9, 2021

$400 a pound. Is Mokkita the next Geisha?
Southern California-based specialty coffee roaster, Klatch Coffee, made headlines with Best of Panama’s 2019 winner, the Elida Geisha 1029. Now, Klatch has acquired Best of Panama’s #1 Auction Winner for the Natural Varietal, the Mama Cata Mokkita ASD.

This year at auction, the Mokkita received the highest price ever paid for a non-geisha varietal from anywhere in the world: $400/lb. Aromatic and delicate, many judges considered it better than the winning Geisha. There’s talk in the world of specialty coffee—Mokkita is what’s next.

Transport yourself to another world.
A coffee that’s both delicately floral and wildly tropical? Both bursting with juicy berries and a soft, rich chocolatey layer? Both a cool, candy sweetness and the warmth of jasmine and rose? Panama Mokkita is layered, complex, and can’t be missed. Described by BOP (Best of Panama) as, “a luscious, balanced fruit and flower combination”, Mokkita shines brightly in this elegant—yet wild—cup, overwhelming the senses with jasmine, lemon, melon, lemongrass, and candied stone fruit notes. 

What’s Mokkita?
Mokkita, a rare strain of the already rare Mokka variety, is currently grown only in Panama—not only that, but due to its meticulous process, production of this coffee is very limited. Panama Mokkita ASD Natural comes from Mama Cata Estate, one of the oldest coffee farms in Boquete. The region’s high altitude of 1,500-1,600 M helps to bring out the bright and floral aromatics of the coffee. Mokkita varietal is processed using an Anaerobic Slow Dry (ASD) technique, which involves fermenting the cherries in sealed tanks for about 84 to 90 hours, highlighting Mokkita’s exquisite, unique flavor profile.

Mokkita is available as a limited release here.
The $95 purchase comes with 40 grams of whole beans, a grind size sample bag, a third wave water pack to ensure optimal pH, and instructions on how to brew the coffee.

About Klatch Coffee
Internationally renowned coffee roaster and retailer Klatch Coffee was founded in Rancho Cucamonga, California in 1993 by Mike Perry, a former chemical engineer known for his “Peak of Flavor” roasting method, blending science with a passion for great coffee. The almost 30 year old company, led by his daughter, Heather Perry, has earned numerous awards and widespread industry recognition.In

September 2018, Klatch Coffee became the first and only specialty roaster to win the Golden Bean Award for its espresso four years in a row. The roastery is widely known for supplying the world’s most renowned coffees, previously acquiring the Elida Geisha 803, Elida Geisha 97+, and the Elida Geisha 1029, which all earned awards in Best of Panama’s competitions.

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