|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Chalatenango, El Salvador|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2014|
Sweetly bright, lyric, exhilarating. Honey, peach, tangerine, night-blooming flowers, a hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet, resonantly tart acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The dry chocolate of the cacao nib note moves forward in a flavor-saturated finish.
This lot is comprised entirely of the much admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. This coffee was prepared by the honey method, meaning the skin was removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking but the beans or seeds were dried with at least some of the fruit pulp or “honey” still adhering to them. Santa Elena, owned by Emilio Vasquez Landaverde, consistently delivers coffees that score in the top ten in the prestigious Cup of Excellence competitions held annually for El Salvador green coffees. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
A classically bright cup enveloped in sweetness and heady aromatics. A breakfast cup with a major aromatic bonus.
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