El Salvador Finca San Jose Cup of Excellence #10 Coffee by Barefoot Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Barefoot Coffee Roasters

    Santa Clara, California
  • El Salvador Finca San Jose Cup of Excellence #10 Coffee

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: June 2008
Origin: Ahuachapan region, El Salvador Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A light-roasted coffee rather too bright and lean-bodied to fulfill conventional expectations for espresso, though shimmeringly floral and citrusy throughout the profile. "Very clean and floral in the aroma" for co-taster Heather Perry (87). In the small cup refreshingly if rather sharply citrus, with "delicate butter and floral notes" (Ken, 87) that carry into an impressive, sweetly dry finish. The delicate floral and citrus profile fades in milk, however, retaining a tart sweetness but quite lean in mouthfeel.

Notes: Sold in a handsome 12-ounce reclosable valve can. A prize winner in the 2007 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed tenth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 86.3 from an international jury. Grower Gloria Rodriguez produces this coffee entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety. Barefoot Coffee Roasters is an award-winning and widely recognized small-batch roasting company that describes itself as "a happy little cafe and roastery in the heart of Silicon Valley." Visit www.barefootcoffeeroasters.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of high-toned floral coffees in drip presentation may enjoy this coffee as a straight shot or Americano.


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