Espresso Review - El Banco Espresso by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2012
Origin: El Salvador Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Gently bright and pungent in the small cup: fresh-cut cedar, buttery chocolate, night flowers, hints of apricot and pear. Impressively creamy mouthfeel; rich, flavor-saturated finish. Retains its buttery richness in two parts milk, with flavor dominated by a crisp dark chocolate.

Notes: This lot is comprised entirely of the admired Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. 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 a straight shot with full but lively mouthfeel and a balanced complexity.


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