49th Parallel Coffee Roasters
El Salvador Cup of Excellence #24 Miralvalle
|Roaster Location:||Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Ana Department, El Salvador.|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
Blind Assessment: A delicately understated, lyric coffee sensitively roasted. Round, nut-toned aroma, with hints of sweet fruit and cinnamon. Tart yet well balanced acidity, medium body, flavors of roasted nuts, black cherry and chocolate. Impressive finish: bittersweet cocoa and caramel linger.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2008 El Salvador Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition as a green (unroasted) coffee. Composed entirely of coffee from the Bourbon variety. 49th Parallel is a distinguished small-batch roasting company located in the Vancouver, Canada area that specializes in high-end single-origin and blended coffees, many sourced directly from origin. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A gently bright but suave breakfast cup.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2008 tasting report: Unassuming Beauty: Coffees of El Salvador and Honduras