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

    Portland, Oregon
  • El Salvador Santa Sofia Peaberry

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2010
Origin: Santa Ana Department, El Salvador. Price: $10.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Gently sweet in aroma and cup, highlighted by notes of honeyed orange, flowers and a suggestion of nut. Gently bright acidity, medium body and a silky mouthfeel. A simplified version of the fruit-floral complex lingers in the dry finish.

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. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. 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: Sweet-toned cup with citrus and floral intrigue.


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