|Roaster Location:||Acton, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||La Libertad Department, El Salvador.|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
Blind Assessment: Sweet ripe citrus aroma with hints of flowers and mulling spices. Lively, assertive acidity, medium body, and a soft, round mouthfeel. Complex flavors range from flowers to sweet lemon to butter and toast. Clean, floral-toned finish, with a suggestion of milk chocolate in the long.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2008 El Salvador Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee this lot attracted a score of 88.29 from an international jury. Composed entirely of coffee from the Bourbon variety. Terroir is a microroaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, no blends. It specializes in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate aromatic complexity and forceful if sweet acidity.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2008 tasting report: Unassuming Beauty: Coffees of El Salvador and Honduras