Pacamara El 98 – Green
|Roaster Location:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||September 1997|
Blind Assessment: One of the two clear winners in the cupping, this coffee's delicate, sweet top notes and complex aromatics attracted a bouquet of admiring adjectives, including caramelly (the favorite), floral and fruity. "Good blackberry flavor and aroma with complex floral overtones." "Best coffee of the bunch. Very close to outstanding." One admirer felt let down after the aroma, however. First: "Wow! Tangy, floral grace notes." Then: "Not quite as exciting in cup as in nose."
Notes: Delicate, sweet top notes and complex aromatics described as caramelly, floral and fruity. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Another coffee from the Larin family estate, this one from trees of the pacamara variety, a hybrid of caturra and the large-beaned maragogipe varieties. "El 98" is a special selection.
Who Should Drink It: One for the nose.
This review originally appeared in the September, 1997 tasting report: El Salvador Coffees