Onyx Coffee Lab
El Salvador Santa Rosa Honey

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Rogers, Arkansas

3.00(1)

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Bean Source Country: El Salvador
Bean Source Region: Santa Rosa
Process: Concord Grape, Rose, Orange, Fresh Fig

This deeply sweet, honey processed coffee from the northern Chalatenango Mountains is one of our favorite annual offerings. Finca Santa Rosa is owned by our good friend, Jorge Rivera, whom we have been working with for six years. Concord grape is the most forward note in the cup & starts the journey of this complex flavor profile. Season after season, the coffees we purchase from Jorge Raul Rivera tend to be some of our top lots of the year. Raul has a razor-sharp attention to detail, which is what it takes to produce award-winning coffees so consistently. That focus extends far beyond just processing and drying. Each season, we cup offerings from Santa Rosa that are separated down ‘day lots.’ We cup through these individual pickings to build a profile that we believe best reflects the terroir and processing of Santa Rosa. This season we cupped these selections at Raul’s lab in San Salvador, with stunning views of the city. Shortly after we made our selections, Raul went on to take second place in the Cup of Excellence. Each season has its unique challenges, and it has been this way since we began to work with Jorge Raul Rivera. The one thing that has been consistent since we first met him at a Roasters Guild retreat nearly six years ago is Jorge’s willingness to work extremely hard with the highest level of hospitality, which is evident in the quality of his coffee and his relationships. Since our first visit to Santa Rosa where he showed us around his favorite spots in El Salvador, to the season when we could only communicate via WhatsApp, his attention to detail and penchant for quality is what shines the brightest.

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Traits: honey

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  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    3.00 - Average

    This coffee is fairly smooth and has some really nice mid/main palate characteristics. Bright citrusy, floral, brown sugar. But it has just a bit of bitter/woody start for me that lingers, like a touch of wormwood and aspirin.

    Cupping Method:This came in the Onyx Advent calendar in 2022, but it is broadly available from them.

    1 year ago · See more from Ted

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Bean Source Country: El Salvador
The unique flavor profiles of Salvadorian coffees often feature notes of chocolate, caramel, and tropical fruit, with bright acidity, making them a favorite among connoisseurs. The coffee-growing areas of El Salvador are characterized by volcanic slopes, high altitudes, and fertile soil, providing ideal conditions for the cultivation of high-quality coffee beans.
Bean Source Region: Santa Rosa

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