Coffee Review - El Salvador Santa Sofia Espresso by Coava Coffee
  • Coava Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • El Salvador Santa Sofia Espresso

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Santa Ana Department, El Salvador. Price: $18.00/500 g (17.6 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Intense cedary, fruit-toned wood in the aroma; some acidity in the cup, with chewy, raisiny fruit notes leaning toward dark chocolate. A hint of flowers at the top. Strong presence in two parts milk: full mouthfeel, bittersweet chocolate, with the aromatic wood nuance rounding toward nut.

Notes: Produced from trees of the Bourbon and Typica varieties at an elevation of approximately 4,800 feet by farmer Ernesto Pacas Diaz and his wife Blanca Estela on the award winning Santa Sofia farm. Coava is a Portland based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and the knowledge needed to properly brew that coffee. Visit or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Rich, intense single-shot espresso with a powerful, bittersweet chocolate presence in milk.


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