Supreme Bean Coffee Roasters
Organic El Salvador El Espino
|Roaster Location:||North Hollywood, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Central El Salvador|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
A quiet, deep-finishing coffee. Rather simple aroma: nut, raisin. In the cup quietly rounded acidity, fullish body, and understated but impressive flavor: delicately complex cocoa, nut and raisin notes. Rich, clean, cocoa-toned finish with a surprising hint of flowers.
Certified organically grown. El Espino is a property located close to the El Salvador capital of San Salvador. It has been fiercely contested over the last thirty or so years among competing claims of the left, championing a cooperative of small-holding coffee farmers, environmentalists, whose principal concern is preserving green space close to the city, and the original owners, accused of development plans. The Supreme Bean is a Los Angeles-area wholesale roaster specializing in high-end roasted-to-order espresso blends and single origins. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who prefer quietly seductive beverages.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 2008 tasting report: Unassuming Beauty: Coffees of El Salvador and Honduras