|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador.|
|Review Date:||December 2008|
Blind Assessment: Deep floral aroma, with honey, molasses and sweet toned fruit. Tartly sweet acidity, full, juicy mouthfeel. The cup suggests penetrating flavors of honey-sweetened lemonade and lavender. Mild sweetness in the finish, with a very slight astringency.
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. Produced from trees of the Pacamara variety at an elevation of approximately 5,300 feet by farmer Sergio Edmundo Ticas Reyes on the Los Planes farm. The Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon, has proven to produce exceptional coffee on many El Salvador farms. 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 delightfully surprising cup, combining honey-like sweetness, flowers and juicy citrus.