|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador.|
|Review Date:||June 2008|
Blind Assessment: Unusual profile: molasses, pine, flowers, cherry, richly low-toned acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. In the cup the molasses-like notes take on a cocoaish or dark chocolate cast. Lifts and lightens in a clean, sweet finish.
Notes: Finca Los Planes is a distinguished, innovating El Salvador farm, one of whose coffees placed second in the 2006 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition. This selection consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. This peaberry was tactfully roasted at PT's Coffee, where the motto is "without the love, it's just coffee." Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A deep, fruity, gently pungent variation on the classic Central America cup that may appeal to coffee romantics who enjoy Ethiopia naturals or even traditional Sumatras.