El Salvador Santa Leticia
|Roaster Location:||Newberg, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||December 2004|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma rather subdued but complex with chocolate, cherry and a bracing whiff of cedar. The cup is delicate when hot, with a lovely, lyric balance of sweetness and a gentle shimmer of acidity complicated by slightly tart, cherryish chocolate notes. As the cup cools the profile simplifies and flattens, however. I had this coffee rated 90 until it cooled.
Notes: Caravan Coffee is a quality-oriented retail and wholesale roaster specializing in relationship coffees like this El Salvador Santa Leticia, from a family farm that has been producing coffee for 120 years. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Fast coffee drinkers in search of a complexly delicate cup.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2004 tasting report: Savory Partnerships: Relationship Coffees