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El Salvador – Mela Coffee Roasters

Andrew Pautler

El Salvador – Mela Coffee Roasters

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    El Salvador Single Origin Blend
  • Roaster
    Mela Coffee Roasting Co.
  • Roaster Location
    Wenatchee, Washington
  • Estimated Price
    $16 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Light, well-balanced, grapefruit, cherry, strawberry, floral overtones, buttery body
  • Process
    Washed, Pulped Natural (Honey,) Natural
  • Varieties
    Bourbon, Pacas, Pacamara, Tekisic Bourbon Hybrid
  • Country
    El Salvador
  • Region
    Apaneca-Ilamatepeque Range, Alotepeque-Metapan Range, El Balsamo, Chinameca
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, Orea, espresso, AeroPress
  • Roast Date
    December 12, 2022
  • Review Date
    January 1, 2022

Coffee Scoring

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  • Very approachable
  • Rich, full body

This El Salvador single-origin blend from Mela was a wonderfully approachable coffee. It began with a sweet, yet subtle fragrance that reminded me of chocolate and dates. The flavor was rich with notes of chocolate, subtle citrus, figs & raisins. The body was fairly heavy with a full mouthfeel with a supporting chocolate-toned, decadent sweetness. I tried the coffee across a wide range of brew methods and it worked well for many of them and I especially enjoyed it as espresso.

The Bottom Line

Overall, the coffee was extremely balanced and approachable. It lacked a bit of complexity and depth I love in a coffee but was still very enjoyable.

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