|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Usulutan Department, El Salvador.|
|Est. Price:||$17.99/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2010|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. In the small cup some citrusy brightness, but the main sensory excitement is provided by pungent aromatic wood and savory anise notes with a deep backgrounded dark chocolate. Slightly leanish, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Lovely in two parts milk: the aromatic wood notes round to roasted nut and the dark chocolate swells and sweetens.
Notes: A blend of three lots of coffee processed by two different methods (wet- and honey-process) from the award-winning (including ninth place in the 2010 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition) Las Mercedes farm. The term honey process refers to coffee prepared by the pulped natural method, meaning the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. This contrasts to the more conventional wet or washed method, wherein both skin and pulp are removed from the beans before drying. This lot is made up entirely of beans from the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit
Who Should Drink It: Fine short milk espresso, sweet-toned but sophisticated.