Topeca Coffee

Finca El Manzano Bourbon Natural El Salvador

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Origin: Santa Ana growing region, El Salvador.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2013

Agtron: 72/87

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, complex, delicate but intense. Cantaloupe and ripe orange, walnut, roasted cacao nib, rye whisky in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, deep, flavor-saturated finish, gently drying in the long.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #30 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. Bourbon is one of the oldest and most respected of traditional heirloom varieties of Arabica. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Topéca Coffee is an artisan roaster with three café locations and a roastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visit www.topecacoffee.com or call 918-398-8022 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A very clean, balanced dried-in-the-fruit profile, the only hint of ferment an elegantly restrained dry whisky note.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2013 tasting report: Single-Lot, Single-Variety Excitement

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