Boquete has long known to be one of the finest coffee producing regions in Panama thanks to its historical background where waves of European engineers worked on the Panamanian Canal around year 1904. After the completion of the canal project in 1917, many knowledgeable elites chose to stay in Panama for its climate; those who stayed obtained the rights to develop the local coffee plantation scenes with their expertise in machineries.
From that moment on, living a comfortable life as coffee producers in the leisurely Panamanian countryside became sort of a popular retirement option back then. The technological advancement, machineries and enhanced agricultural practices established by the experts since almost a century ago transformed Panama into a coffee empire with some of the highest priced coffees.
If we must use one word to describe the flavour profile of Boquete Lily, it would beelegant. Similar to other Panamanian coffees, it has gentle and comfortable sweetness along with elements of subtropical fruits like melons and limes. What caught the Q-grader’s attention was the tea-like aftertaste which reminds one of Asian cooked teas (think cooked pu’er) interwoven with the floral aromas of lilies.
“The fountain of love is the rose and the lily, the sun and the dove.” ~ Heinrich Heine