El Salvador Finca Siberia Pacamara by Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2008
Origin: Santa Ana Department, El Salvador. Price: $12.95/16oz

Blind Assessment: 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.

Notes: 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. The dominant pungent fruit note in this coffee makes unusually clear reference to the Pacamara's bourbon heritage. Batdorf & Bronson is a leading wholesale quality-oriented specialty roaster with operations in both Olympia, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia. Visit www.dancinggoats.com or call 800-955-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A fascinating New World variant of the pungently sweet, dry berry appeal of fine Kenyas.


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