|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Chalatenango Department, El Salvador|
|Review Date:||December 2007|
Blind Assessment: Sweet- and low-toned aroma with orangy fruit and cedar and nut notes. In the cup very well-structured with a rich slightly wine-toned acidity and silky mouthfeel but rather simple aromatically: a genial but limited orange- and cherry-toned fruit. A floral hint surfaced in the otherwise simple 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. PT's is a quality-oriented wholesale/retail specialty roaster with a wide and refined selection of coffee blends and origins. The PT's motto is "without the love, it's just coffee." Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate beauty but avoid drama.