Muggswigz Coffee and Tea
El Salvador San Isidro
|Roaster Location:||Canton, Ohio|
|Coffee Origin:||Usulutan Department, El Salvador.|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
Blind Assessment: Sweet but simple, rather subdued aroma: dark chocolate, butter, nut. In the cup roast-softened acidity, medium body and lightly syrupy mouthfeel, butter, cocoa and nut notes with a hint of flowers. Stupendous finish: long, rich, deep, with a surprising intensification of the floral note only hinted at in the cup.
Notes: Owned by Ana Sylvia Schonenberg, San Isidro has been planted with the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica since its inception in 1960. A prize winner in the 2008 El Salvador Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition as a green (unroasted) coffee. Muggswigz is a quality minded small-batch roaster and coffeehouse based in Canton, Ohio that describes itself as "Roastery, Brewery, Swiggery." Visit
Who Should Drink It: The darkish roast rounds and deepens the cup without introducing astringency.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2008 tasting report: Unassuming Beauty: Coffees of El Salvador and Honduras