JBC Coffee Roasters

El Aguila Pacamara El Salvador

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Santa Ana growing region, El Salvador

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 61/80

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Spicy, sweet, aromatic-wood-toned. Fir, sassafras, green peppercorn, lavender, sweet rosemary in aroma and cup. Round, quietly supportive acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet, rich finish.


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. Finca El Aguila is owned by farmer Mauricio Ariz and his sons, who are fourth- and fifth-generation growers. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value richly spicy, fragrantly wood-toned beverages (certain digestifs and aperitifs, for example).

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