I’ve heard that Lady Gaga loves her coffee, I know because I get alerts sent to my email whenever a new a coffee related story is published online, but I had no idea that she was growing her own coffee in El Salvador.
Okay, maybe it’s not the same Lady Gaga. Maybe it’s the Lady Gaga of coffee, the nickname that Aida Batlle, a fifth generation coffee farmer has earned (I didn’t make it up) because her crops are among the most sought after like a platinum record.
Not too long ago, I had a chance to check out Batlle’s latest hit, the Alicia Microlot roasted by Coffee Del Sol. A microlot is a small number of “hand picked” green coffee beans, usually the top quality that a farmer or cooperative produces. Literally the cream of the crop.
I worried that it was all just hype, but my mouth started to water as I let the aroma float out of my mug and into my nose. There was scents of dark chocolate, Cinnamon Toast Crunch (yes, the cereal) and a hint of smoke.
I was hooked from the first sip. There was a nutty, chocolate flavor that mixed with a sweetness that reminded me of strawberry syrup. It was a very smoothy, very drinkable cup of coffee.
Twelve ounces of roasted beans from the Alicia Microlot is $13 via Coffee Del Sol.
Overall, Coffee Del Sol El Salvador Alicia is a simple, yet very delicious cup of coffee. It earned a four on the Daily Shot Of Coffee rating scale, mainly because I could see myself drinking a lot of this coffee.
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