El Salvador – Green
|Roaster Location:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||September 1997|
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 1997 tasting report: El Salvador Coffees