El Salvador Las Victorias Bourbon Rosado
This hand-selected small lot from La Esperanza is balanced and sweet with a slightly dry finish. Look for notes of candied green apple, walnut and raw sugar with a touch of orange.
Arrival Date: April 15th, 2016
Acidity & Brightness: Medium acidity
Balance & Finish: Well balanced with a slightly dry finish
Body & Texture: Medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel
Flavors: Candied green apple, walnut, raw sugar and just a touch of orange
Grade: SHG Hard and Dense
Certifications: RFA (Rainforest Alliance)
Processing: Fully Washed
Roasting: Start with Full city (Medium) or at the very beginning of the 2nd crack but feel free to carry it into Vienna (Medium-Dark). Expect more crisp green apple when lighter and more walnut at darker roasts. This coffee roasts very evenly.
After over 100 years of experience, love and pride in coffee growing, the descendants of the Magaña-Menendez family have been at the forefront of quality and control handling. This, coupled with their struggle for sustainability and social function have been the main ingredients for their high quality coffee. As a member of Rainforest Alliance, La Esperanza and the Magaña-Menendez family take great care in growing all while taking the right steps to better preserve the ecosystem in which their coffee grows. This particular lot is hand selected from their best crop and they call it "Los Victorias Bourbon Rosado."
Considering this was a hand selected lot from such an auspicious producer, we weren't surprised at how good it was! When we cupped this coffee, we immediately noticed a dry finish, like red wine, which we thought was different for Central American coffee, but highly enjoyable. We found it to be balanced with a nice, medium body and notes of candied green apple, walnut, raw sugar and just a touch of orange. Be sure to try this one black before you go dumping cream and sugar in it! It's quite sweet and smooth all on its own.