Topeca Coffee Roasters

Manzano Natural El Salvador

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Origin: Santa Ana growing region, El Salvador.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.99/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2015

Agtron: 60/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly and deeply pungent. Caramel apple, dark chocolate, honeysuckle, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Round, resonantly vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Quietly flavor-saturated finish.


Topeca Coffee acquired Manzano farm in 2001. The farm produces Strictly High Grown (SHG) grade coffee and is also home to the company’s state-of-the art micro-mill, Cuatro M Cafés, where Topeca processes all of its seed-to-cup coffees. 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. This practice contrasts to the more conventional wet or washed method, wherein both skin and pulp are removed from the beans before drying. Topeca 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: Those who value deep, resonantly complex beverages.

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