Gringo Nordic Coffee Roasters – El Salvador Noruega Natural

I really like to review coffee from Gringo, they usually have such interesting variations of coffee from South America that often amazes me. Today I’m reviewing another El Salvadorian treat that’s called Noruega Natural.

As you’ve read before I love Natural-processed coffee cherries and they often have a lot higher level of sweetness and aroma than the typical Washed-process we often find. However, roasting a natural doesn’t always mean that you’ll bring out the flavors to the max, you need experience and the people at Gringo have that. They always deliever great tasting coffee. I found notes of browned butter, toasted oats and fruity nectarine.

Cupping notes for El Salvador Noruega Natural:
Browned butter, toasted oats and fruity nectarine.


Pour Over for El Salvador Noruega Natural:

20 g coffee
300 g filtered water
50 g blooming 45 seconds
94 degrees Celsius

1) Pour 60g water for blooming for 45 seconds.
2) 45 seconds in, begin your second pour of 60g of water.
3) 1 minute and 30 seconds in,  begin your third pour of 60g of water.
4) 2 minutes and 15 seconds in,  begin your fourth pour of 60g of water.
5) 3 minutes in,  begin your fifth pour of 60g of water.
6) Stop the dripper at 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

*Always rinse the paper filter with filtered hot water, don’t forget to wash the coffee server with clean water afterward, because the taste of the paper might linger.

El Salvador Noruega Natural Review:

I liked this a lot, it’s really simple it what it is, but that is often what you search for. Don’t get me wrong I love complex coffee from Nicaragua, but that’s about it. When it comes to El Salvadorian coffee I’m searching for a coffee that’s sweet, fruity and a bit nutty in its flavor and this is exactly that!


Rating: 7.0/10

The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.

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