So says Allen Leibowitz and the folks roasting the coffee at Zingerman’s Coffee Company.
This month they’re featuring beans from the Las Ranas farm (The Frog) in El Salvador. It is a pulped natural or “honeyed” coffee, meaning the fruit crushed and set out to dry before processing. The result is a coffee that's tart and bright with nice levels of acidity.
“We don’t sell too many coffees from El Salvador,” Allen said, “but when we found this one, we knew we wanted to bring it in. It was one of the beans used in our Holiday Blend in December and it's a great coffee on its own.”
“It’s really a complex cup of coffee,” Allen explained. “Its aroma is really floral, like a flower shop the day before Mother’s Day. There’s big notes of bright fruits in the finish, and it’s really thick on the tongue. A great mouthfeel.”
And a great coffee to drink during the long, cold days of winter.
Roast: Light to medium
Body: Thick, syrupy smooth.
Tasting Notes: Floral, bright and fruity with a long, lingering finish.
Facts: Roasted fresh by Zingerman’s Coffee Company. Shipped whole bean.