|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Chalatenango Department, El Salvador|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
Blind Assessment: Deep floral and sweet citrus aroma with hints of toast. Well-integrated acidity, with medium body and a silky mouthfeel. Complex yet delicate flavor notes include cherry, citrus, flowers and muted nut, with a long syrupy sweet finish.
Notes: First place winner in the 2007 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition. La Montana farm, in the northeast corner of El Salvador near the border with Honduras, is planted with Bourbon, Pacas and Pacamara varieties of Arabica. This lot is comprised entirely of the Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. Pacamara has proven to produce exceptional coffee on many El Salvador farms. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Those who enjoy lingering over, perhaps deconstructing, each sip of coffee.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2008 tasting report: Unassuming Beauty: Coffees of El Salvador and Honduras