Topeka Coffee of El Salvador
|Roaster Location:||San Salvador, El Salvador|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Ana growing region, western El Salvador|
|Review Date:||July 2003|
Blind Assessment: Some sweetly lush apricot fruit makes itself felt around the edges of the dominating dark roast. Otherwise this cup is entirely about an aggressive roast style (richly burned and mildly astringent) rather than El Salvador bourbon coffee.
Notes: Topéka is a brand of El Salvador coffee produced exclusively from trees of the heirloom bourbon variety of arabica. It is roasted as well as grown and processed in El Salvador. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the richly burned style of dark roasts. This one preserves some body and low-toned fruit along with the bitterish burned tones.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2003 tasting report: Coffee Growers and the Farm-to-Consumer Shortcut