Olympia Coffee Roasting

El Agulia Pacamara El Salvador

Location: Olympia, Washington

Origin: Santa Ana Region, El Salvador.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $17.40/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2013

Agtron: 63/82

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Savory sweet, deep, carnal. Lush night-blooming flowers, baked mint, molasses, pecan, an enlivening hint of green grape in aroma and cup. Soft, vibrantly rounded acidity; delicate but plush mouthfeel. Flavor settles into a minty chocolate in a long, deep finish.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #14 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. 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 generation growers. Olympia Coffee is the only roaster in the United States to be offering this segregated Finca Aguila Pacamara lot. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high quality organic coffees. Visit www.olympiacoffeeroasting.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the richness and depth of a fine Pacamara.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2013 tasting report: Single-Lot, Single-Variety Excitement

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