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Topeca Coffee Roasters

Manzano Honey Process El Salvador

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Origin: Santa Ana Region, El Salvador.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2014

Agtron: 56/75

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned, lyric, balanced. Layered complexity – honey, honeysuckle-like flowers, white raisin, orange, a hint of thyme – in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicate, floral-toned acidity; smooth, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a gently rich finish.

Notes:

Produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Red Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Topéca acquired El Manzano farm in 2001, and with the leadership of producer Emilio Lopez Diaz has engaged in processing and varietal experiments through its micro-mill program Cautro M Cafés. Topéca Coffee is an artisan roaster with three café locations and a roastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visit www.topecacoffee.com or call 918-398-8022 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy delicate balance in a finely structured, quietly complex cup.