|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador; Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$23.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2018|
Blind Assessment: Integrated, floral- and sweetly earth-toned. Lavender, perique pipe tobacco, tangerine zest, apricot, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure; syrupy-smooth body. The short finish is resonant with spicy floral and stone fruit notes and the long is earthy sweet, redolent of fine pipe tobacco.
Notes: A blend of coffees from El Salvador and Indonesia. This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of blends for Coffee Review‘s February 2018 tasting report. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year” title by Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A harmonious melding of sweet floral and fruit notes from the El Salvador component of the blend and a more tobacco-toned sweetness from the Indonesia contribution.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2018 tasting report: Blending Coffees: Craft, Intuition and Thematic Riffs