|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Tecapa Chinameca growing region, El Salvador|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2020|
Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, chocolaty and floral. Baking chocolate, honeysuckle, lemon verbena, almond butter, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate up front in the short finish, followed by almond and lemon verbena in the long.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of washed-process coffees from Central America and Mexico for Coffee Review’s September 2020 report. Produced by Lucia Ortiz at Finca Las Mercedes from trees of the SL28 and Bourbon varieties of Arabica and processed by the washed method. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year” title by Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A satisfyingly chocolaty El Salvador cup complicated by layers of floral and sweet herb notes.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2020 tasting report: The Fate of a Classic: Washed Central America Coffees