Tasting Notes: Sweet, dark-fruit forward, blue/blackberry, fruit punch, milk chocolate, malt, and creamy
Honey and Natural Processing
El Salvador Villa España
This is a very special opportunity and time for us. It has been our sincerest desire to be able to directly partner with a coffee producer. We are delighted to offer this especially fine coffee from the family farmers who happen to have been the 2009 Cup of Excellence recipient. The province of Ahuachapan has some of the best areas to grow coffee in El Salvador, being an important part of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, and it is where our main coffee plantations are. Not as dense as the average specialty central American coffee, it has surprisingly complex and depth of character.
Alimsacafe is a Salvadoran company, proud of their roots, socially-conscious, and dedicated to the cultivation, process, and export of their coffee. Today, the 6th generation of the family is involved in the business, constantly adapting to the current conditions.Around 1840, Manuel Ariz Mena left the Galician Coast in Spain to “build the America”. Initially he lived in Guatemala and immigrated to El Salvador when he married Josefa Herrera. He established himself in Ahuachapan, where he initiated his passion for the coffee industry. 6 generations later, the Mena Family owns and manages the coffee plantations with the same passion.
Our hope is to roast this coffee with the justice it deserves. It is a wonderful cup. This bourbon coffee is a bit softer than the typical Central American specialty grade coffee. A gentle approach and delicate patience through the maillard phases and less than usual development stage, rewards with a wonderfully balanced, complex and complete cup of coffee.