Coffee Review - El Salvador Finca Los Alpes by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2011
Origin: Northwest El Salvador. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet and cocoa-toned with a deepening and complicating savory hint. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, almost effervescent mouthfeel. The sweet/savory sensation extends into a long finish.

Notes: Farmer Luis Alonso Araujo produced this coffee from trees of the much-admired, bold-beaned Pacamara variety on a section of his farm Los Alpes. Pacamara, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon variety, has proven to produce exceptional coffee on many El Salvador farms. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy sensory distinction without acidy drama.


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