Our Kenya AA Ndaro-Ini received a 92 and our Panama Finca Lerida received a 91! Here is what Ken Davids had to say about these wonderful coffees:

PT’s Coffee

Kenya Ndaro-Ini Top Auction Lot

Topeka, Kansas

Reviewed: February 2009


Aroma              9

Acidity             8

Body                8

Flavor              9

Aftertaste         8


Roast (Agtron): (48/64)


Origin: South-central Kenya.




Notes: Despite stresses brought on by social unrest, charges of corruption and a confused transition toward an open market, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees.  PT’s is a quality-oriented wholesale/retail specialty roaster with a wide and refined selection of coffee blends and origins. The PT’s motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.


Blind assessment: Complex aroma: flowers, citrus, black currant and fresh-cut pine. Bright acidity, juicy mouthfeel, balanced, round flavor of sweet orange, strawberry, lavender and continued black currant. Finishes cleanly, with mild fruit tones and a suggestion of caramel.


Who should drink it: A well-balanced Kenya, redolent with complex fruit notes.



PT’s Coffee

Finca Lerida Honeyed Panama

Topeka, Kansas

Reviewed:  June 2008


Aroma              8

Acidity             7

Body                8

Flavor              8

Aftertaste         8


Origin: Boquete growing district, western Panama.


Roast (Agtron): (52/81)




Notes:  “Honeyed” refers to a processing and drying method usually called pulped natural, in which the skins are removed from the coffee but the sweet, sticky fruit flesh, or “honey” is left on the coffee as it is dried. Finca Lerida is among the most celebrated of the many fine Panama farms in the Boquete region. Tactfully roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-JAVA for more information.


Blind assessment:  Simple, balanced aroma: hints of tart cherry, cocoaish chocolate. In the cup soft acidity, silk mouthfeel, with intensifying crisp chocolate and nut notes haloed by a continued tart cherryish sweetness. Rich, sweet finish.   


Who should drink it:  Unusual processing method appears to promote a simple but pleasing cup character combining fresh, tart fruit and dry nut and chocolate notes.