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We found 14 reviews that match your search for November 2008. Coffees are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee. Click on roaster images to visit roaster websites.


95
Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Big, enveloping aroma: flowers, honey, strawberry-toned fruit, with a deepening hint of molasses and nut. Gently bright acidity, delicately smooth mouthfeel, lemon, cocoa, floral, distinct strawberry notes. Long, sweet, flavor-saturated finish; the subtle strawberry note in particular persists.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:71/99

94
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: $12.95/16oz
A pungent but sweet fruit character, subtle but striking, carries from aroma to finish, suggesting at various moments black currant, grapefruit, fresh-cut fir, butter, raisin, perhaps something one could call butterscotch. Very rich, sweetly clean, long finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:50/56

92
  • Uncle Beanz

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • El Salvador Santa Rita Natural

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Deep, sweet-toned aroma, rich with distinct dark chocolate and hints of orange and cedar. In the cup smooth, well-integrated acidity, medium body, supple mouthfeel, and a sweet, restrained fruit ferment note that reads as dark chocolate, cedar, ripe orange. Clean, deep, long finish.
 
AGTRON:54/80

92
Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Deep floral and sweet citrus aroma with hints of toast. Well-integrated acidity, with medium body and a silky mouthfeel. Complex yet delicate flavor notes include cherry, citrus, flowers and muted nut, with a long syrupy sweet finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:71/92

92
  • Coffee Klatch

    San Dimas, California
  • El Salvador Finca Los Lainez

Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Delicate, sweet-toned aroma: molasses, flowers, flowering grass. In the cup intense but sweetly balanced acidity, silky mouthfeel, lush floral and milk chocolate notes. Long, rich, chocolate-toned finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:64/88

91
  • Terroir Coffee

    Acton, Massachusetts
  • El Salvador Cup of Excellence 2008 Matalapa

Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Sweet ripe citrus aroma with hints of flowers and mulling spices. Lively, assertive acidity, medium body, and a soft, round mouthfeel. Complex flavors range from flowers to sweet lemon to butter and toast. Clean, floral-toned finish, with a suggestion of milk chocolate in the long.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:66/81

91
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Sweet but simple, rather subdued aroma: dark chocolate, butter, nut. In the cup roast-softened acidity, medium body and lightly syrupy mouthfeel, butter, cocoa and nut notes with a hint of flowers. Stupendous finish: long, rich, deep, with a surprising intensification of the floral note only hinted at in the cup.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:10
AGTRON:41/58

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
A delicately understated, lyric coffee sensitively roasted. Round, nut-toned aroma, with hints of sweet fruit and cinnamon. Tart yet well balanced acidity, medium body, flavors of roasted nuts, black cherry and chocolate. Impressive finish: bittersweet cocoa and caramel linger.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:56/71

90
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
A quiet, deep-finishing coffee. Rather simple aroma: nut, raisin. In the cup quietly rounded acidity, fullish body, and understated but impressive flavor: delicately complex cocoa, nut and raisin notes. Rich, clean, cocoa-toned finish with a surprising hint of flowers.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:49/64

90
Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Delicately lush, very sweet-toned aroma: flowering grass, honey, molasses. In the cup sweet but intense acidity, light body, silky mouthfeel, flowers, pipe-tobacco, lemon notes. Sweet, rich, nut-toned finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:76/99

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Round nutty aroma, with a touch of smokiness and cedar. In the cup sweet, balanced acidity, medium body, creamy mouthfeel, softly fruity sweetness, hints of pine and chocolate. Mild nut and chocolate notes carry into the finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/68

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2008
Origin: Honduras Price: NA
Bittersweet aroma with baking spices, chocolate and walnut. Sweet acidity in the cup with dark berry, stone fruit, cocoa and cedar notes. Rich finish, with more chocolate tones lingering in the long.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:49/62

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Complex aroma, with distinct ferment notes that read as blueberry and dessert wine with hints of walnut and cedar. Sweet and balanced in the cup, with creamy body, notes of cocoa nibs and cherry cordial and hints of leather, aromatic wood and dry Mediterranean herbs. Sweet toned finish with mild astringency developing in the long.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:47/64

88
Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: Honduras Price: NA
Straightforward aroma with hints of toast and mild citrus. In the cup, bright but sweet acidity, medium body, and flavors of tart lemon sweetening toward soft caramel. Clean, simple finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:62/81