El Salvador Natural Santa Rita by Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters

    Beverly, Massachusetts
  • El Salvador Natural Santa Rita

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2009
Origin: Ahuachapan Department, El Salvador. Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: A very slight fruit ferment both complicates and shadows the profile. A distinct orange-toned citrus and nut character dominates the aroma. In the cup round-toned acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, continued orange and nut notes sweeten and add a cocoa crispness. The finish is long and resonant, though the flavor fades rather quickly.

Notes: This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Twenty percent of the farm is a forest of cypress and pine trees. This coffee was processed by the dry-processed or "natural" method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Atomic Cafe is a coffee house on the North Shore of Massachusetts that began its refined in-house roasting program in 2005. Visit www.atomicafe.com or call 978-922-0042 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A comfortable yet mildly exotic cup for those who avoid brightly acidy coffees.

AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:55/85


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