Origins Coffee Roasterie
El Salvador Los Naranjos
|Roaster Location:||Cape Coral, Florida|
|Coffee Origin:||Los Naranjos Farm, El Salvador|
|Review Date:||November 2004|
Blind Assessment: Aroma and finish are balanced and understated, almost simple, but the cup transcends limitation with its big-bodied, sweet-toned opulence. There is nuance here: roast-influenced cedar and dark chocolate in the aroma, caramel and perhaps raisin in the cup, but the sensory payoff is the fatly silky body and round, resonant depth.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2004 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed thirty-third out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 84 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of arabica on the Los Naranjos farm at a growing altitude of approximately 4,600 feet. Origins Coffee Roasterie is a small-batch wholesale and retail specialty roaster serving southwestern Florida and beyond. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who want to be surprised by comfort ? for example, sitting in a chair so comfortable that one rediscovers the act of sitting.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2004 tasting report: Raising Coffee Consciousness: The Cup of Excellence and Green Coffee Competitions