This outstanding organic coffee starts with a sweet, fruity, floral smell combined with some dustiness. The cup is balanced with a slight tilt toward the acidic, which fades fast. The flavors are big with loads of dark, dark chocolate and bright cherries mixed with a fruit flavor that comes from the tropics – perhaps mango. There are also subtle, delicate floral tones that sneak in. The mouth feel is thick and viscous and provides a nice juiciness. The finish is super clean with slight fruits, dark chocolate, and slight caramel and dulce-de-leche notes. A superb Indonesian.
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BBBD (Best Beans for the Best Dad)
Your Dad’s the best. And he deserves the best. So for Father’s Day, spoil him a little bit with a large bag of award winning coffee from El Salvador’s La Laguna Estate (description below). A 2008 Cup of Excellence Winner, La Laguna is hands-down one of our most delicious beans, with a balance between caramel and fruit that pleases a variety of palates. And in honor of Dad, we’re offering a large bag of this special bean for $5 off the regular price — $25 for 500 grams of one of the finest coffees the world has to offer.
El Salvador La Laguna Estate
2008 Cup of Excellence Winner Lot #7. On grinding and brewing, the aromatics are floral and reminiscent of baking spices. In the cup, this is a big coffee with a lot of flavor. The complex, winey acidity is perfectly balanced with exceptional structure and body. The thick and creamy mouthfeel carries the berry/fruit acidity straight through the cup. And as it cools, subtle hints of tart raspberries or pomegranate are drawn out. This is a supremely elegant and sophisticated combination of flavors with a nice dark tone running through the middle. The finish is like a slow trip down a long, winding road. Fabulous.
Jury Descriptions: strong aroma (12), Very balanced (13), very clean and sweet (16), floral (11), caramel (9), dried fruit (6), red raspberry (6), champagne (5), perfume (4), full and creamy body (14), juicy (14), long finish (7), improved as it cooled (11). Please Note: The number that appears in brackets next to a description it indicates the number of jurors that agreed with that particular description.
This is big bean coffee, both in terms of looks and flavors! It starts with a sweet, dark-bitter smell with really pronounced organic-earthy aromas. Some unusual notes include scalloped potatoes and sweet onions with a hint of freshly mulched flower bed. The mouthfeel stands out as very thick, deep, and rich and continues through with big body. The flavors include some slight fruit notes such as black cherry and fig – think about the sweet earthiness ones gets from dried fruit. There are clear wood tones like cedar wood mixed with nuts, and dark, dark baker’s chocolate. This cup is well balanced and finishes smoky-peppery and dry, and has practically no acidity. A really superb coffee.