El Salvador Monte Verde
For a second year in a row, our roast of Monte Verde scored 92 points with Coffee Review! "A solid El Salvador cup with a crisp chocolate throughline and especially vibrant acidity." Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review, September 2023.
We loved this coffee so much last season, that we upped our commitment to the producer, and bought five times more of the 2023 harvest. We roast this coffee on lighter side of the roast spectrum to preserve all of the delicious sweetness and acidity, but this coffee is not too delicate to be a daily drinker. If you are used to a more "medium" roast level, we think you will still really enjoy this coffee. A crowd pleasing every day drinker when prepared hot, but also one of our absolute favorite coffees when iced!
The Contreras family has been farming coffee on the volcanic slopes of Monte Verde for 5 generations, collecting almost 100 years of family coffee experience. The 36-hectare farm is only 93km from the capital city of San Salvador, outside the smaller city of Santa Ana. The mill employs 30 men year-round, then up to 150 men and women during the peak harvest season.
The current owner-farmer Rene Contreras, has worked closely with our import partners over the years to improve quality control and processes. Rene and his family are deeply invested in their community, as his wife is a doctor who provides health care locally. We love this coffee for its milk chocolate sweetness and pleasing acidity.
Net Weight: 12 oz.
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1200 - 1500 masl
Washed & Dried 18 Days
60% Red & Yellow Bourbon and 40% Pacas