El Salvador – Green
|Roaster Location:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||September 1997|
Blind Assessment: A familiar story: Some like this coffee's soft expansiveness, others found the profile boring. In the affirmative: "wide-bodied and mellow"; in the negative: "dull, lifeless." Four cuppers picked up chocolate notes. The subtle acidity also attracted both support ("bright and fruity"; "brisk") and criticism ("some unpleasant astringency"). My particular sample displayed a marked difference among three cups, with one exhibiting a flat hardness that betrayed the overall sweetness and depth of the other two.
Notes: A wide-bodied and mellow coffee that has some chocolate notes and subtle acidity. Somewhat inconsistent from cup to cup. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Alpha Premium Gourmet. From var. bourbon trees growing at 4,300 feet on finca El Carmen, an estate near the town of Ataco.
Who Should Drink It: Perhaps too mellow to be memorable and too inconsistent to reassure.
This review originally appeared in the September, 1997 tasting report: El Salvador Coffees