El Salvador - Green by San Isidro Cooperative Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • San Isidro Cooperative

    El Salvador
  • El Salvador - Green

Roast: NA Review Date: September 1997
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Most of the wallflower coffees near the bottom of the rankings managed to seduce at least one or two of the Cupping Board with their soft sweetness. I fell for this one. I found it light but pleasingly subtle and complex in the upper registers. I wasn't completely alone: "nice, mild coffee"; "smooth"; "nutty, caramelly." But a majority found little interest to offset the light body: "common"; "not very exciting"; "crispy but boring." Furthermore, three found the acidity a little edgy ("a touch sour"; "harsh"; "raw"). Another reported a yeastiness in one of three cups. I understand the characterization of this coffee as common but not the complaints about the acidity. Perhaps this is another case of variation among individual samples.

Notes: A nice, mild coffee, with light body. There were some issues with the acidity perhaps due to sample variation. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Ataisi High Grown coffee, grown at altitude between 3,000 and 4,000 feet. U.S. Preparation, meaning a final hand cleaning (European Preparation) was not performed for this coffee.

Who Should Drink It: Light body, sweet but not sweet enough.


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