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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

El Salvador Finca Loma La Gloria

Location: San Diego, California

Origin: El Boqueron, Volcan de San Salvador, El Salvador

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $20.99/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2016

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, delicate. Roasted hazelnut, maple syrup, plum, fresh-cut fir, fine musk in aroma and cup. Briskly sweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Plum and musk lead in the gently drying finish, with roasted hazelnut in the long.

Notes:

This lot is comprised entirely of the much admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. It was processed by the dry or “natural” method, in which the beans are dried encased in the entire fruit. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A delicately high-toned, sweetly crisp El Salvador cup, classic and breakfasty.