El Salvador La Montana COE #1 by Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery

    Annapolis, Maryland
  • El Salvador La Montana COE #1

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2007
Origin: Chalatenango Department, El Salvador Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A very sweet coffee with a richly pungent, roast-influenced fruit character that defies easy association: for me it suggests lushly pungent pineapple; others might call it black currant or dried berry. Deep, roast-rounded acidity, lush mouthfeel, long, rich finish.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2007 El Salvador Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed first out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 92.8 from an international jury. This lot, selected by farmer Raul Ochoa, is composed entirely of beans from trees of the recently developed but admired Pacamara variety of arabica, a large-beaned cross between the very large-beaned Maragogipe variety and the local El Salvador Pacas. Caffe Pronto is a cafe-roastery and an espresso bar with a mission that emphasizes quality and service. Visit www.caffepronto.com or call 888-697-7667 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Port drinkers; lovers of sweet but pungent fruit tarts and pastries.


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