JBC Coffee Roasters

El Aguila SL-28 El Salvador

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Santa Ana growing region, El Salvador

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.75/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2015

Agtron: 58/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Rich, cedar-rounded and sweetly nutty. Candied blood orange, cocoa powder, wisteria and baked apple in aroma and cup. Plump, juicy acidity; smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Crisp, spicy, cocoa-toned short finish; floral notes persist far into the long.


Produced at Finca El Aguila in El Salvador from trees of the SL-28 variety of Arabica, the variety that produces the finest coffees of Kenya. The farm is owned by Mauricio Ariz and his sons, who are fourth- and fifth-generation growers. JBC Coffee Roasters was founded in 1994 as Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters and is a family-owned specialty coffee roastery located in Madison, Wisconsin. 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: Anyone who values a richly floral- and spice-toned variation on the great SL-28 cup.

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