|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Chalatenango, El Salvador|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/200 grams|
|Review Date:||September 2020|
Blind Assessment: Richly fruit- and floral-toned. Passion fruit, narcissus, allspice, cocoa nib, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with juicy, high-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Richly drying, vermouth-like finish.
Notes: This coffee earned the highest rating in a cupping of washed-process coffees from Central America and Mexico for Coffee Review’s September 2020 report. Produced by Emilio Vasquez Landaverde at Finca Santa Elena entirely of trees of the Pacamara variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method. GK Coffee is a nano-roastery in Yilan, Taiwan that offers both retail and wholesale coffee. For more information, visit www.gkcoffee.com.tw or email [email protected]
The Bottom Line: A nuanced, multi-layered Pacamara from El Salvador with enticing notes of spice, fruit, and rich florals, all adding up to a vibrantly high-toned cup.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2020 tasting report: The Fate of a Classic: Washed Central America Coffees