West Oak Coffee
Montaña de Abi Anny Ruth El Salvador
|Roaster Location:||Denton, Texas|
|Coffee Origin:||El Boquerón region, El Salvador|
|Est. Price:||$16.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2017|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, sweetly tart, spice-toned. Nougat, orange, clove, rye whisky, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is richly aromatic and laden with chocolate tones, hints of orange, and a whisper of sweet ferment suggesting rye whisky.
Notes: Produced by Anny Pimentel entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the natural method, 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 coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of women-produced coffees for Coffee Review‘s June 2017 tasting report. West Oak Coffee is a Denton, Texas-based craft roaster, café and art gallery. Visit www.westoakcoffeebar.com for more information.
The Bottom Line : An inviting dried-in-the-fruit or “natural” coffee from El Salvador, crisply spice-toned and fruit-forward.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2017 tasting report: Holding Up (More Than) Half The Sky: Coffees From Women Producers