El Salvador Santa Rita Natural
|Roaster Location:||Perth Amboy, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Ahuachapan Department, El Salvador.|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
Blind Assessment: Deep, sweet-toned aroma, rich with distinct dark chocolate and hints of orange and cedar. In the cup smooth, well-integrated acidity, medium body, supple mouthfeel, and a sweet, restrained fruit ferment note that reads as dark chocolate, cedar, ripe orange. Clean, deep, long finish.
Notes: This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. A dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans are dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Uncle Beanz is a small-batch roaster whose motto is "Turn the routine into an everyday indulgence." Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the voluptuous, chocolaty, slightly fermented notes of a coffee picked ripe and dried directly in the fruit.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2008 tasting report: Unassuming Beauty: Coffees of El Salvador and Honduras