|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Chalatenango, El Salvador|
|Est. Price:||$16.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2016|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Complexly bright, citrus- and chocolate-toned. All three reviewers – Jen Apodaca (92), John DiRuocco (91) and Ken (91) – cited the dynamic, citrusy acidity, rounding chocolate, crisp floral hints and surprisingly full mouthfeel. Continued bright and briskly chocolaty in three parts milk.
Notes: Produced by Sergio and Isabel Ticas entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of single-origin espressos from the Americas for Coffee Review‘s November 2016 tasting report. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A bright, citrusy espresso nuanced with chocolate and a hint of lavender-like flowers.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2016 tasting report: New-World Espressos: Single-Origin Espressos from the Americas