|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Usulutan Department, El Salvador.|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, sweet-toned aroma: molasses, flowers, flowering grass. In the cup intense but sweetly balanced acidity, silky mouthfeel, lush floral and milk chocolate notes. Long, rich, chocolate-toned finish.
Notes: The fields of Finca Las Lainez are planted entirely in the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. 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 89.31 from an international jury. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A pure, classic Central American coffee perfectly developed in the roast.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2008 tasting report: Unassuming Beauty: Coffees of El Salvador and Honduras