The quintessential Central American chocolate/citrus combination is present in this cup but with a very well rounded, buttery mouth feel and balance that puts this at the top of the region. Soft, silky-smooth cocoa and chocolate flavors mingle in perfect harmony with lime peel acidity. The finish moves away from the citrus and into a smoky, dark chocolate underworld.
The Matalapa Estate is 4th generation-owned, by Vickie Ann Dalton de Diaz. The 2008 El Salvador Matalapa Estate was judged and took #10 in the Cup of Excellence.