Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery
El Salvador La Montana COE #1
|Roaster Location:||Annapolis, Maryland|
|Coffee Origin:||Chalatenango Department, El Salvador|
|Review Date:||October 2007|
Blind Assessment: A very sweet coffee with a richly pungent, roast-influenced fruit character that defies easy association: for me it suggests lushly pungent pineapple; others might call it black currant or dried berry. Deep, roast-rounded acidity, lush mouthfeel, long, rich finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2007 El Salvador Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed first out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 92.8 from an international jury. This lot, selected by farmer Raul Ochoa, is composed entirely of beans from trees of the recently developed but admired Pacamara variety of arabica, a large-beaned cross between the very large-beaned Maragogipe variety and the local El Salvador Pacas. Caffe Pronto is a cafe-roastery and an espresso bar with a mission that emphasizes quality and service. Visit
Who Should Drink It : Port drinkers; lovers of sweet but pungent fruit tarts and pastries.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2007 tasting report: 2007 Prize-Winning Coffees from Central America and Colombia