El Salvador Aconcagua Cup of Excellence Pacamara by Barefoot Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Barefoot Coffee Roasters

    Santa Clara, California
  • El Salvador Aconcagua Cup of Excellence Pacamara

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2009
Origin: Ahuachapan Department, El Salvador. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Improves as it moves along. The aroma is delicate, almost too delicate, with only slight hints of chocolate and flowers. Picks up energy in the cup: soft but vibrant acidity, silky mouthfeel. The dark chocolate and night flowers retain their delicacy but turn distinct and rich, carrying into a long, sweet-toned finish.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2008 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed twelfth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 86.5 from an international jury. Grower Tom Hawk produced this coffee entirely from trees of the Pacamara variety. Pacamara, 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. 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: Patient lovers of subtlety.


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