Whiptail Coffee
El Salvador Los Pirineos

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Berkeley, California


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Roast Level: Light
Bean Source Country: El Salvador
Bean Source Region: Usulutan
Varietal: Pacamara



2 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    A little bit earthy and savory for a light roast. Sage. Low acidity, smooth.
    Traits: herbaceous
    6 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.00 - Average

    This El Salvador Los Pirineos from Whiptail is very easy to drink, and it's quite smooth and very low acidity.

    I have to squint a bit to find the notes I'm seeking in a special light roast. There's some blueberry, a little bit of peach, maybe some maple sugar. But it's clean, and smooth, so I do think this roast has a place for the low acidity/smooth light roast drinkers. It's a bit more unique expression of this form

    Cupping Method:Angel's Cup, blind tasting - made with Chemex

    6 months ago · See more from Ted

More Details

Roast Level: Light
Light roast coffee is a delicately roasted coffee that retains more of the beans' natural flavors and characteristics. Light-roasted coffees have bright acidity, complex fruit, and floral notes. Light roast coffee does not have less caffeine than darker roasts because caffeine levels remain stable during roasting.
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: Usulutan
Usulután coffee is deeply influenced by the terroir of its eastern El Salvador origin, a region distinguished by its volcanic soils and a distinctive microclimate. These volcanic soils, rich in minerals and nutrients, lend Usulután beans a unique depth and complexity of flavor. The balance of rainfall, altitude, and the shadowing canopy of native trees further refine its character, producing a coffee that boasts a medium to full body with an undertone of chocolate and caramel. The mild citrus acidity can be attributed to the nuanced soil pH levels, while the silky mouthfeel is a testament to the perfect harmony of the region's climate and terrain.

Best Rated Roasts of Whiptail Coffee

Whiptail Coffee is a coffee roaster from Berkeley, CA United States. We have 13 cataloged roasts with 12 total reviews with a score of 4.31.

International Rank: #71 out of 771
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
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