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

    Portland, Oregon
  • El Salvador Santa Sofia Peaberry Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2010
Origin: Santa Ana Department, El Salvador. Price: $19.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Bright and juicy. Flowers, ripe citrus and stone fruit in the small cup with caramel undertones. The fruit carries into a clean finish, with sugary sweetness developing in the long. Two parts milk amplifies the caramel character and rounds the persistent fruit and floral notes.

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: Lovers of bright, fruit- and flower-toned espressos.


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