Namusairo Coffee

El Salvador Finca Medrano Pacamara Nohemi Ventura

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Origin: Chalatenango growing region, northwestern El Salvador

Roast: Light

Est. Price: KRW 40,000/500 grams

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 62/87

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Subtle, round, quietly but deeply complex. Fresh-cut cedar, almond, pungent berry (elderberry, blackberry), tea rose, nutmeg. Round, resonantly brisk acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Rich, balanced, gently flavor-saturated finish.


This lot is comprised entirely of coffee from trees of the much-admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. Chalatenango is a smallish growing region near the border with Honduras. Namusairo is a boutique café and artisan roaster founded in Seoul, South Korea in 2002. Visit www.namusairo.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A superb, distinctive example of the deep, spicy and berry-toned complexity of the Pacamara variety.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2015 tasting report: Traditional Coffees of Central America: Quest for the Classic

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