San Isidro Cooperative
El Salvador – Green
|Roaster Location:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||September 1997|
Most of the wallflower coffees near the bottom of the rankings managed to seduce at least one or two of the Cupping Board with their soft sweetness. I fell for this one. I found it light but pleasingly subtle and complex in the upper registers. I wasn't completely alone: "nice, mild coffee"; "smooth"; "nutty, caramelly." But a majority found little interest to offset the light body: "common"; "not very exciting"; "crispy but boring." Furthermore, three found the acidity a little edgy ("a touch sour"; "harsh"; "raw"). Another reported a yeastiness in one of three cups. I understand the characterization of this coffee as common but not the complaints about the acidity. Perhaps this is another case of variation among individual samples.
A nice, mild coffee, with light body. There were some issues with the acidity perhaps due to sample variation. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Ataisi High Grown coffee, grown at altitude between 3,000 and 4,000 feet. U.S. Preparation, meaning a final hand cleaning (European Preparation) was not performed for this coffee.
Who Should Drink It
Light body, sweet but not sweet enough.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 1997 tasting report: El Salvador Coffees