El Salvador Pacamara
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Northwestern El Salvador|
|Review Date:||September 2008|
Blind Assessment: A sweet-toned aroma with hints of caramel, milk chocolate and a soft roasty note. In the cup, mild floral brightness, medium body, good sweetness enveloping distinct walnut-like notes. The nut tones persist pleasantly into the long finish.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. It was produced on the Batres Farms in the mountainous north of El Salvador, along the border with Guatemala. The Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon, has proven to produce exceptional coffee on many El Salvador farms. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate a straightforward, sweet nut character in an environmentally impeccable coffee.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2008 tasting report: The Rainforest Alternative: Twelve plus One Rainforest-Certified Coffees