I'm playing catch up with my reviews. I have them written, but have been just awful about posting them. This is a good example of that. I drank this coffee during the last week of February and the first week of March. It's nearly the end of March and I am just now posting about it.
I ordered this one on a whim. I was actually searching for a facebook friend's old, unused page dedicated to barefoot running. He's the Maple Grove Barefoot Guy. His page hasn't been used since 2012 - so go like it and freak him out a bit. LOL Anyway, I got distracted with Barefoot Coffee Roasters came up in the search - I ordered coffee and called it a night.
I ordered the Malacara "B" Yellow Reserve because it had been awhile since I had a coffee from El Salvador. I'm partial to Ethiopian coffees and sometimes I forget to be adventurous. This one has a suggested brewing method of pour over which was perfect for me. That's how I fix my morning coffee every day.
It was bright and lightly sweet with tropical overtones. There was a darker sugar taste as the cup cooled. Kind of like pineapple that's been dried out a bit and the natural sugars are concentrated. It had a friendly body. I know friendly isn't a "coffee" term, but I'm not a pro - just someone who loves coffee, so it works for me. Friendly is when it makes your mouth happy and maybe a little giggly.
The shipping was super fast and they sent me a tracking notification. Not everyone does that. I can get a bit obsessed with tracking packages, so it's always a plus when I have one.
I love the amount of information on the website. Not just tasting notes - which I may or may not be able to pick up on any given day. They include stuff about where and how it's grown. This coffee was grown in a style known as agovia para. You can go to http://www.barefootcoffee.com/collections/latin-america/products/malacara-b-yellow-reserve
to see more about that. I just think it's cool to know. :-)
As always I have a ton of coffees I want to try, but Barefoot is on my list for a repeat bag. They have a couple of offerings that I would love to try