Our El Salvador is well balanced through the cup with a rich, syrupy body and a smooth finish. It has subtle flavor notes throughout, with hints of nuts and grains in the front end, a slight citrus acidity in the middle and a cola sweetness in the finish. Other cupping notes our team picked up: Graham cracker, toast, almond, brown spice, leafy greens, tangerine, caramel.
Roast Color: Medium-Dark
Cupping Notes: Nutty, Grains, Cola
Story: The Santa Rita Farm is located on the slopes of the Ilamatepec Volcano in northern El Salvador. The coffee is 100% shade grown, and these important shade trees also serve as home to a number of native exotic birds and other animals. The coffee is produced by JASAL, a family owned operation where Jose Antonio Salaverria and his sons take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail, from year-round farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between. This coffee is dried using the pulped natural process (also called a honey process). JASAL pulps perfectly ripened cherries and then dries the coffee beans, still covered in mucilage, on clay patios while constantly turning the beans to ensure even drying.