Rocket Coffee Roasters
El Salvador Santa Sofia
|Roaster Location:||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||December 2006|
Blind Assessment: Mouth watering dark chocolate laced with butter caramel and black cherry, subtler flavors of cigar leaf and mace. Razor sharp acidity. Extraordinary concentration, vigor and balance. Exceptionally skillful, tender roast that lets the coffee shine.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2006 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed fourth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 91.20 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the classic Bourbon variety at an elevation of approximately 4,800 feet by farmer Ernesto Pacas Diaz and his wife Blanca Estela on the Santa Sofia farm. Rocket Coffee Roasters is a small-batch artisan coffee roasting company that concentrates on offering a small selection of very high-end coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Fans of fine regional Guatemalas; anyone who wants to experience how impressive coffee of the Bourbon variety can be.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2006 tasting report: Price, Quality and Value: Questioning Competition Coffees