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Old Soul Co.

El Salvador Loma La Gloria Natural

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: El Boquerón growing region, El Salvador

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $20.00/250 grams

Review Date: August 2018

Agtron: 54/81

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, lively, sweet-toned. Bergamot, cherry, magnolia, roasted cacao nib, almond in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel; sweetly tart, richly drying finish. Cherry tones come forward in three parts milk, supported by deep chocolate.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a tasting of natural-processed single-origin espressos for Coffee Review’s August 2018 tasting report. Produced by Anny Pimentel entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the natural method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Old Soul is a roastery, bakery and crafter of artisanal goods dedicated to quality in every form. Visit www.oldsoulco.com or call 916-443-7685 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An inviting natural-processed El Salvador coffee, sweetly tart in the straight shot and richly fruit- and cocoa-toned in milk.


This review originally appeared in the August, 2018 tasting report: Natural-Process Espressos: Fruit and Chocolate Exalted

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