Juicy, complex cup with soft floral, honey, pear, red apple and creamy macadamia.
Region: El Tunel, Chalatenango
Altitude: 1450 masl
Process: Fully Washed
Known as “the land of volcanoes,” El Salvador is the smallest Central American country (roughly the same size as New Jersey), but its reputation among specialty coffee growing regions has grown larger-than-life, especially since the early 2000s. It has become a stable and significant crop over time, notably increasing in national importance. Alongside this, El Salvador has garnered recognition worldwide for producing incredible tasting lots.
Farm owner Antonio René Aguilar grows a combination of Pacamara, Pacas, Bourbon, and Gesha, as well as lemon and orange trees. He processes his coffees as washed, natural and honey. The washed coffees are picked and depulped, fermented dry for 15-22 hours, and then washed and dried on patios for 8-14 days.
Antonio has dedicated his whole life to coffee and has successfully grown the size of his farm and production over the years. The cultivation of coffee has provided many opportunities and employment to his family and the workers on his farm - this is motivation for him to continue to grow and produce coffees of a high calibre.