Cup of Excellence El Salvador Brasil
|Roaster Location:||Spring Grove, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||November 2004|
Blind Assessment: Sweet, low-toned, resonant in dimension. Distinct raisin and milk chocolate notes in the aroma. In the cup big-bodied and creamy, with a tightly woven, deep-toned, caramel- and chocolate-toned complexity.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2004 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed eighth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of just under 89 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of arabica on the ?Brasil? farm of Carlos Ernesto Guerrero Lara at a growing altitude of approximately 4,800 feet. Coffee Masters is a leading, quality-oriented wholesale roaster founded in 1985. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who love comfort but avoid sentimentality.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2004 tasting report: Raising Coffee Consciousness: The Cup of Excellence and Green Coffee Competitions