This week's Bean Buzz is about El Salvador Rio Zarco Bourbon Honey coffee beans. Rio Zarco is a modern cooperative in the Chalatenago Region of El Salvador. At the Rio Zarco Coffee Mill, where all the farmers bring their picked beans to be milled, there is a computerized system for judging how many truly ripe berries, as opposed to unripe berries, are in a lot. The farmers with the most ripe berries in their pickings are given a bonus on top of their normal cooperative share.
The resulting beans truly show off the benefits of the honey process with a smooth cup that still has plenty of body to satisfy. Some even say the Rio Zarco has a hint of peanut to it.
On the scale of low to high acidity beans, this El Salvador roast falls in the middle as a medium acid coffee that hits you right away and then mellows out.
We'd recommend it in a in a French Press or Chemex.
Grab some beans here! Happy brewing!