Temple Coffee and Tea

El Salvador Casas de Lamina

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Apaneca district, Ahuachapan Department, El Salvador.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2012

Agtron: 55/75

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Dark chocolate, cherry, oak, night flowers, a hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Roundly bright, complexly expressed acidity; lightly creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate carries distinctly into a savory-sweet finish.


This coffee was processed using the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet process, but all or some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale roaster in Sacramento, California who has been voted Best Coffee House since 2005 by the Sacramento News & Review. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of fruity, lightly fermented dried-in-the-fruit “natural” coffees should particularly enjoy this coffee, which treads the same sensory track as fruity naturals but with a bit more subtlety.

This review originally appeared in the September, 2012 tasting report: Honey and Pulped Natural Coffees

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