Process: Natural Anaerobic
Harvest: March 2020
Altitude: 1625 masl
Brew Method: Pour-over
The overarching theme of this roast was the incredibly vibrant fruity notes that dominate the flavour profile of this offering from Panama. This is evident even before you take your first sip. The sweetness really hits on the nose which, admittedly, had me worried that this roast might be too sweet for my liking. However, my fears were mitigated as I took my first sip. The initial descriptor that popped into my head was “refreshing”. This was mainly due to the combination of strawberry and mango notes that hit upfront. The mix of these two fruits does punch up the sweetness that lasts throughout to the finish. Now, as I said, I was initially worried about the sweetness, but it really wasn’t that overpowering, it simply held its presence from start to finish.
When I read the tasting notes on the bag, I was really intrigued about the possibility of ‘rose’ notes. However, that was the one thing I didn’t pick up on. Even so, I didn’t take any marks off for that as this roast (as everything I’ve had from Pirates) was solid. This roast had a clean finish and a strong linger that help make this a really accessible, easy drinking coffee that is sure to please almost anyone. Thanks for another great experience, Pirates of Coffee!