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Panama Finca La Santa SHB EP Boquete


Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes
Clean cup with a well-balanced flavor, sweet honey aroma, mildly bright acidity, a smooth, medium body, and a sweet, fruity aftertaste.

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Flavors (1-4)


  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryPanama
  • Local RegionBoquete
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyCaturra, Catuai, Typica
  • Altitude (meters)1,500 masl
  • HarvestDecember - June
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
Starting at $8.75 / lb
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Previously name Floreal - updated name but same cupping notes!

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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

When you think of some of the best coffee in the world, you think of Panama––specifically, the Geisha variety. However, Panama’s Boquette wash-processed beans should not be discounted, as they’re also grown in Boquette Valley’s nutrient-rich volcanic soil. Every step from the first sprout to patio drying is done at 1,200 to 1,400 meters altitude. Taste and find out why Panama is affectionately called “The Bean Belt!”

Cupping Notes: Great delivery with aromas of sweet honey and chamomile, well-balanced and exotic flavors of pear and lemon notes along with a mild, bright acidity, and a smooth, medium body.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
May 2, 2024

I enjoy this coffee while it is hot, but as it cools it gets acidic. I roasted it at a City +, I may try a little lighter roast next time or make sure I drink it while it is still hot :-)

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April 25, 2024

Great coffee. One of my favorites.

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April 12, 2024

I can say it smooth the best cup of coffee happy with my choice all the coffee so far is so good the iyou roast it and how you brew it makes a difference but still all good

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December 13, 2023

Our ALL - TIME - absolute favorite. Perfect balance as a single origin / stand alone / roast alone / brew alone coffee. Blending not required and not necessary. Will buy more as soon as we can.

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November 19, 2022

I'm cupping this new arrival for the first time as I review. It's a nice balanced cup. Mild acidity roasted at full city. 50 seconds past first crack and dropped before the start of second crack. The flavor is complex and is a crowd pleaser. Five stars is hard to get from this cupper but I'd recommend this green.

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October 25, 2022

Tastes OK. Most silver skin of any bean I have tried. Best for me with Full City+ or Vienna roasts.

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August 7, 2022

This is a real good coffee with creaminess and taste. Fruity as it cools and a good body. Very nice any time of day. Will buy again. Delicious.

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June 5, 2022

Was disappointed that the flavor was weak at a med to dark roast. No chocolate notes in a vanilla latte.

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May 22, 2022

Got this for my birthday and I roasted it to a Geisha profile that CBC was kind enough to provide for me. Talk about great service…they actually did a couple of roasts on their HotTop and sent me the profile. I adapted it to my machine and tastes and then bought 3 more pounds. It doesn’t get any better than this.

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April 5, 2022

I first had Panama Boquete when I was a young 19 year old soldier stationed in Panama in the late 1980s. It totally blew my mind. Super smooth, exotic, and wonderful. This coffee is what made me a coffee lover. We are featuring this coffee for the next three months and our customers agree with my initial assessment. If you call yourself a coffee lover, you absolutely must try this coffee roasted to a medium. No coffee lover's resume is complete without Panama Boquete.

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March 31, 2022

Fantastic coffee. We typically favor African and Indonesian coffees over Central/South American coffees, but Panama Boquette is really pleasant. Roasted through first crack- there were still some residual pops but basically through. Infrared thermometer read 217c when I pulled it. A nice medium roast. Definitely a sweetness, and almost a viscosity to the end result. Brewed in Aeropress. One of my favorites for sure.

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March 19, 2022

Didn't know what to expect. Found the coffee to be gently exquisite. Love it. Will always have some around.

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March 3, 2022

This is one of the finest coffees I’ve ever roasted. At a light-medium roast, it is very well balanced and has very mild bitterness. It is almost tea-like and has the perfect amount of sweetness. I can’t quite identify the fruit flavor. I let it rest for three days - perhaps a few more days is ideal. I’m purchasing more today!

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February 20, 2022

Love it...roasted it today to a medium tasted 😋 delicious, fast shipping, an love the packaging very nice touch...will make more purchases with this seller in the future...

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February 5, 2022

Makes a excellent drip and espresso. Roasted just before 2nd crack. The flavor profile matches the description. I will add it to my rotation.

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January 23, 2022

I’m just getting into roasting and have tried a bunch of different beans so far. This one is at the top of the list. I prefer a nothing fancy, plain Jane type of coffee, and for me, this is it. Roasted it for 2 min after first crack, for a nice medium roast. I’ll be stocking up on this one.

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January 13, 2022

If I was limited to one bean this would be my choice.

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January 5, 2022

This has been a very active seller in our small town America farmers market and our small store. Roasted at 13 to 14 with the mild flavor, it makes a great addition to our 10 plus varieties.

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December 24, 2021

Wow, is this good. Buttery mouthfeel for sure. Coats your mouth with savory goodness long after you take a sip. Prominent flavors to me are caramel, toffee, & a slight nuttiness. Definitely to the sweet side. A tinge of spice on the back end. This may be the winey/earthy taste described in CBCs notes above. Not getting any chocolate flavor, though my wife said she tasted a little. Very smooth, balanced, and complex. Flavors develop over time in your mouth, and blend together at the end. Just a delightful cup of coffee. Side note: I ordered a Panama Boquette from another vendor just to compare. Very comparable in taste and price (though CBCs were slightly cheaper due to the holiday sale). Biggest difference was that the other vendor's beans took 2 weeks to arrive. CBCs took 2 days. Won't name the other vendor, but her initials are SM. Might stand for Slow Moving!

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November 10, 2021

Balanced and smooth, still working with different levels of medium to find the perfect fit for us.

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August 21, 2021

Description is accurate, very balanced flavor profile. Brewed some at work, everybody loved it. Farberware superfast 122b.

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June 30, 2021

It was my first time with Panamanian coffee and I couldn't be more pleased. I opted to roast it to a medium dark (until 1st crack went quiet but not enter 2nd crack). Thrilled with the results. Brewed through an espresso machine captures every nuance.

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March 23, 2021

This coffee stands out as a light, delicate, gentle, and smooth cup. I roasted it to just before second crack. I like it better in the Moka pot than as a pourover. Pre-brewing aroma both as a bean and as a grind is strong and cocoa crispies-like. You could almost convince yourself you're drinking tea. I like sampling as many different beans as possible from CBC, and my opinion always falls in either "buy again" or "meh, try something else". These are definitely buy again.

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November 23, 2020

A great bean to roast for those who enjoy cream in their coffee.

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June 23, 2020

Update on my previous review about Panama Boquette SHB. Yesterday I roasted and could not wait to try it. This morning (24 hours later), I brewed several pots. Waiting 24 hrs. After roasting? HUGE difference, night and day! Just beginning to hit its peak. Roasted medium. Family breakfast. Everyone loved it. Very smooth. Left a nice ‘feel’ in the mouth after drinking. Flavors more complex, but nicely balance. Will buy again. Still delicious 😋 according to my wife’s review yesterday. Still yummy to me! 👍

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June 22, 2020

I am an impatient roaster I roasted it this morning should be ground in brewed tomorrow morning, but couldn’t wait.My wife took a whiff and even she wanted to try a cup for someone that rarely ever drinks coffee after the morning.Perhaps I will get back with you with more details later especially after tomorrow because tomorrow morning we’re having it again I’ll see what 24 hours will do. But right now today, we even kept it first. And both of us could tell there was the flavor of molasses.My wife said delicious and the only thing I can come up with until another time is, yummy! Not a real professional review is it? 😂

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January 3, 2020

After trying a few different roasts, I’m forced to conclude that my beans were past their prime. The beans reached the vendor 3/19 so my order is probably approaching a year old. They have the baggy, oxidized taste you would expect and I can’t ignore. I feel bad because I’m sure they were better 6 mos ago.

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June 19, 2019

I didn't particular care for this bean. I tried different roast levels and different brew levels. I was never able to get a flavor out of it. It was just like, meh.

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