Rogue Wave Coffee
El Salvador Primavera Friends Pacamara

Roaster Location: Flag of Canada Edmonton


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Roast Level: Medium
Bean Source Country: El Salvador
Varietal: Pacamara
Process: Washed

SCA 84/85 regional Salvadorian Blend

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4 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Victoria S-C

    426 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    My latte yesterday was a 5!
    5 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1134 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    Rogue Wave recommended this roast as espresso and Ive been working with it for the last 10 days. It was great for lattes and my wife really enjoyed hers. Also, does a really good iced Americano as the ice and dilution helps draw out some of the sweeter citrus character.

    I definitely pick up some of the toffee and chocolate character in sipping espresso. A lot of citrus character as well though its not really tart at all. Fair amount of grapefruit here, which makes sense in espresso but washes out the other citrus a bit until you mix it.

    Inexpensive and fun single origin espresso from a great roaster!

    Cupping Method:A lot of ways! Espresso, iced and hot Americano, cortiado.

  • Scott Greenaway

    143 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    This roast has a nice mouthfeel and a full body. There is a touch of astringency, which makes me think of pear with a hint of toffee.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip, cream with no sweetener

    4 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    5.00 - Average

    I loved the tart grapefruit kick in this. Beautiful finish, nice and smooth.

    Cupping Method:Espresso

    4 months ago · See more from Emily

More Details

Roast Level: Medium
Medium roast coffee balances the beans' natural flavors and the roasting process, providing a well-rounded taste profile. When selecting a medium roast, look for a balance of acidity and sweetness, with caramel, nuts, and chocolate notes and a medium body.
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.
Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans under high pressure. It is characterized by its rich flavor and distinctive crema—the creamy layer that forms on top of the extracted process. When evaluating espresso, coffee experts often focus on key tasting characteristics such as aroma, flavor, body, and aftertaste. Aroma refers to the fragrant smells released during brewing, while flavor encompasses the coffee's overall taste profile, including notes of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and richness. Body refers to the coffee's texture or mouthfeel, with descriptors like full-bodied, medium-bodied, or light-bodied. Aftertaste, or the finish, pertains to the lingering flavors and sensations experienced after swallowing the coffee. A well-prepared espresso is prized for its balance and complexity, combining these sensory attributes into a harmonious whole.

Best Rated Roasts of Rogue Wave Coffee

Rogue Wave Coffee is a coffee roaster from Edmonton, Canada. We have 10 cataloged roasts with 28 total reviews with a score of 4.63.

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