El Salvador Los Planes Single Origin Espresso by Stone Cup Roasting Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Stone Cup Roasting

    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • El Salvador Los Planes Single Origin Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2008
Origin: Citala region, El Salvador. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Both Ken (91) and co-taster Heather Perry remarked on a delicate, slightly pungent quality in both aroma and small cup that that Heather associated with herb and orange peel and Ken with cedar and orange. Medium-bodied, with a flavor-saturated finish. In milk both Heather and Ken found balance, with continued orange-toned and, for Ken, chocolaty nuance.

Notes: Los Planes is a relatively newly established but already celebrated El Salvador coffee produced from trees of the admired, large-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica by grower Sergio Edmond Ticas. A Los Planes coffee took second place in the 2006 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it attracted an exceptional score of 93.5 from an international jury. Stone Cup Roasting is a boutique roasting company in the reviving and attractive city of Chattanooga. Visit www.stonecup.com or call 423-265-5010 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A delicate but versatile espresso, displaying quiet complexity in both straight shot and milk.


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