Coffee Review - Yellow Bourbon by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2011
Origin: Northwestern El Salvador Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Pungent, deep-toned with raisiny, grape-like fruit and tart berry notes in aroma and cup. Quietly rich acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The sweet, raisin-like fruit dominates in a long, resonant finish.

Notes: Composed entirely of beans from the yellow-fruited strain of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, this coffee was produced by farmer Luis Alonso Araujo on a section of his farm Los Alpes called El Amarillo. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Presumably the influence of the Bourbon cultivar gives the fruit its pungent, roundly tart, raisiny richness here. Should please those who enjoy red table wines with dry, complex fruit character.


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