Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters
El Salvador Santa Ana
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Ana growing region, El Salvador|
|Review Date:||July 2003|
Blind Assessment: Giddily sweet, rich, balanced. Gentle wine-toned fruit (call it chardonnay) and low-key floral notes run through aroma and cup, rounding toward milk chocolate n the finish. A superb expression of the El Salvador type.
Notes: One of several El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition winners purchased by Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters. From trees of the heirloom bourbon variety of Coffea arabica. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. This coffee is expected to arrive in the U.S. and be available for sale in late July. For more information, visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786.
Who Should Drink It: Sensitive voluptuaries.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2003 tasting report: Coffee Growers and the Farm-to-Consumer Shortcut