|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Apaneca-Ilamatepec growing region, El Salvador|
|Est. Price:||NT $550/200 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Crisply chocolaty, sweetly herb-toned. Cocoa nib, orange zest, fennel, red apple, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with citrusy acidity; very full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of cocoa nib and orange zest.
Notes: Produced by Don Fernando Lima of Finca Santa Elena entirely of the big-beaned Pacamara variety of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). GK Coffee is a nano-roastery in Yilan, Taiwan that offers both retail and wholesale coffee. For more information, visit www.gkcoffee.com.tw or email [email protected]
The Bottom Line: A balanced, crisply sweet, chocolate- and citrus-driven El Salvador Pacamara cup.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2022 tasting report: Celebrating Traditional Excellence: Classic Coffees from Central America