El Salvador Pacamara Tierra Fertil Los Alpes Reserva by Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
Roast: Light Review Date: July 2008
Origin: Northeastern El Salvador. Price: $8.95/10oz

Blind Assessment: A very light roast preserves the distinctive and complex aromatics. Crisp but sweet-toned aroma: toast, orange citrus and hints of dry berry and flowers. In the cup the acidity is balanced and rich, the mouthfeel lightly syrupy and the flavor pungently malty with continuing toast, orange, dry berry and floral notes. Long, rich finish.

Notes: Farmer Luis Alonso Araujo produced this coffee from trees of the much-admired, bold-beaned Pacamara variety on the Tierra Fertil section of his farm Los Alpes. The Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon, has proven to produce exceptional coffee on many El Salvador farms. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit www.johnsonbrotherscoffee.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An unusual and distinctive profile for coffee connoisseurs and a good light-roasted starter coffee for those who are more familiar with darker roast styles.


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