Organic El Salvador
|Santa Adelaida cooperative, El Salvador
Attractive balance of chocolate-nuanced fruit, rich, low-toned but emphatic acidity, and a hint of roastiness. Ultimately, however, remains contained in its own quiet balance. Lacks the tonal range and dimension that would lift it from satisfying to remarkable.
Certified organically grown and shade-grown from trees of the heirloom bourbon variety by members of the Santa Adelaida cooperative. Allegro is one of the country's leading and most sophisticated sellers of premium single origin coffees, committed to giving equal value to intrinsic coffee character and to environmental and social issues in its coffee sourcing. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who appreciate the sort of quietly complete coffee that produces an undercurrent of pleasure without calling attention to itself.
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This review originally appeared in the July, 2003 tasting report: Coffee Growers and the Farm-to-Consumer Shortcut