El Salvador Washed SHG EP – 30403 – SPOT RCWHSE

Position Spot

Bags 8

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Honey, roasted almond, sweet, balanced

Please Note This coffee landed more than 8 months ago.

About this coffee

Grower

Producers from Ahuachapan

Altitude

1200 masl

Variety

Red Bourbon, Pacas, and Cuscatleco

Soil

Clay loam

Region

Illamatepec mountain range, Ahuachapan, El Salvador

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

November - February

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

El Salvador is a country in renaissance when it comes to coffee. The civil war has been over for nearly three decades and subsequent decades of violence have begun to wane.  Leaf rust is ever present but renovation strategies have curbed the crisis.  And coffee processing knowledge is drawn from generations of experience.  There are simply no limits to the ways this generation of El Salvadoran producers has embraced the specialty coffee market with the duality of tradition and innovation. This is certainly evident with coffee coming from the Ilamatepec mountain range within the department of Ahuachapan.  And this washed lot from the region represents the classic regional profile.  During the harvest a great deal of care and focus is dedicated to picking and delivering the best quality of cherries to the mill where the coffee is depulded, fermented, washed, and dried on patios.