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Ecuador El Meridiano – Standard Model Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Ecuador El Meridiano – Standard Model Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Ecuador El Meridiano
  • Roaster
    Standard Model Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Estimated Price
    $20 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Caramel, brown sugar, raspberry
  • Process
    Washed / fermented
  • Varieties
    Typica Mejorado
  • Country
  • Region
  • Producer
    Mario Hervas
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Origami, Flower, Orea, AeroPress
  • Roast Date
    June 1, 2022
  • Review Date
    June 16, 2022

Coffee Scoring

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  • Full mouthfeel
  • Easy drinking, but offers enough complexity

This coffee comes from Standard Model Coffee, a family-owned, small-batch coffee roaster based out of St. Louis. It is a great offering that is quite approachable, while still offering a depth of complexity that more nuanced coffee drinkers will enjoy.

The coffee began with a rich fragrance of caramel, blackberries & subtle citrus. The coffee’s full mouthfeel immediately took the spotlight with the initial sips. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, dark berries and subtle baking spices were prominent at the front of each sip with a steady, citrus-toned acidity. The finish was quite sweet with chocolate-covered berries as the prominent feature. The coffee was exceptionally clean and well-balanced.

The Bottom Line

I really enjoyed this coffee from Standard Model. It was easy to drink, but offered enough complexity with a nice mix of rich caramel sweetness & dark fruits. It worked equally well for filter brews and espresso that you could really use it for whatever brew method you prefer.

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