El Salvador Cup of Excellence 2008 Matalapa by Terroir Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Terroir Coffee

    Acton, Massachusetts
  • El Salvador Cup of Excellence 2008 Matalapa

Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: La Libertad Department, El Salvador. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Sweet ripe citrus aroma with hints of flowers and mulling spices. Lively, assertive acidity, medium body, and a soft, round mouthfeel. Complex flavors range from flowers to sweet lemon to butter and toast. Clean, floral-toned finish, with a suggestion of milk chocolate in the long.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2008 El Salvador Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee this lot attracted a score of 88.29 from an international jury. Composed entirely of coffee from the Bourbon variety. Terroir is a microroaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, no blends. It specializes in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate aromatic complexity and forceful if sweet acidity.


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