Garrido Estate coffee very rarely makes it to the US. Owned and operated by Jose David Garrido Perez and consists of 4 farms including the famed Mama Cata.
Located in some of the best growing territory in Panama; some of the biggest names in Panama coffee are also located in this prime territory, Hacienda Esmeralda and Elida Estate are neighbors. Since his coffee is almost always obtained by foreign markets, many in the US have not heard the name Garrido before but it easily competes with the best of the best.
This is an aggregate coffee by Jose David Garrido Perez. He has come up with awesome tasting blend of washed processed strains and lots from all of his farms.
This is a super tasty and clean washed processed coffee, a good example of traditional Panamanian coffee. Highly rated but not a competition winner, much more affordable than the natural processed boutique coffees or the Geisha/Mokka. Much more classic in its tones. Produced by one of the best Panama farmers on the block!
Tasting Notes: A clean, sweet and smooth cup of coffee one can drink all day long! A little fuller bodied at the light-medium roast level which made it very easy to drink. Some acidity at lighter roasts but just a hint, medium to dark roasts would be marked as low acidity. As one pushes it into the medium roast range, the more nutty tones turn into hints of caramel and accentuate the malty cup profile, becoming the predominate tone. Dark roasts turn pretty strong but the nice sweeter malty cup profile mixes nicely with smoky and roasty notes.
Roasting Notes: An easy coffee to roast, very nice screen. Good from light to dark, pretty low chaff and pretty even roasting. Darkens up pretty quickly, will look a little darker than it is. We recommend trying it on the lighter side of a medium roast to get a nicely balanced cup.