Stone Cup Roasting
El Salvador Los Planes Single Origin Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Coffee Origin:||Citala region, El Salvador.|
|Review Date:||June 2008|
Blind Assessment: Both Ken (91) and co-taster Heather Perry remarked on a delicate, slightly pungent quality in both aroma and small cup that that Heather associated with herb and orange peel and Ken with cedar and orange. Medium-bodied, with a flavor-saturated finish. In milk both Heather and Ken found balance, with continued orange-toned and, for Ken, chocolaty nuance.
Notes: Los Planes is a relatively newly established but already celebrated El Salvador coffee produced from trees of the admired, large-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica by grower Sergio Edmond Ticas. A Los Planes coffee took second place in the 2006 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it attracted an exceptional score of 93.5 from an international jury. Stone Cup Roasting is a boutique roasting company in the reviving and attractive city of Chattanooga. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A delicate but versatile espresso, displaying quiet complexity in both straight shot and milk.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2008 tasting report: Single-Origin Espressos 2008