Tuesday, December 23, 2014

San Isidro Labrador's Roast By Directo Caffè

San Isidro Labrador's Roast By Directo Caffè
Shade grown in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range of Ahuachapán, El Salvador this San Isidro Labrador's Roast By Directo Caffè brewed into one of the most complex cups I've ever sipped. Let's dive into this roast a bit more...

Once the bag is open a full bodied aroma of cocoa, coffee and earth hit the nose from several feet away. Both ground and wet from the pour-over the ground coffee had a sweet aroma of caramel and pecans.

After the pour-over is complete, this coffee really shines. The first sips were both sweet and tart, with a brisk yet creamy mouthfeel. There were flavors in the first sips of sugar, grapefruit, pecans, chocolate and smokey sandalwood. As the coffee cooled a bit there were some heavier earthy flavor nuances, yet it was still sweet but tart, and refreshing. 

This San Isidro Labrador's Roast, is roasted Full City+, it produced a clean cup with no defects and was a real pleasure to sip. 

Directo Caffè states they are a "true farm-to-table coffee business", plus they have an informative website. Take some time and check it out!

Rated 92