El Salvador, Finca HG EP > Medium Roast

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El Salvador, Finca HG EP > Medium Roast

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12oz Bag

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Taste Notes:   Soft melon, cocoa, cherry candy, cherry acidity, medium body
Main Regions:   Apaneca-Ilamatepeque Range, Alotepeque-Metapan Range, El Balsamo, Chinameca            
Altitude:  
Above 1400m                     
Varietal:  
Bourbon, Pacas, Pacamara, Tekisic Bourbon Hybrid                    
Process:  
Washed

Beginning around 2005, a specialty coffee renaissance lead by the El Salvador Coffee Council (Consejo de Cafe), a small number of forward thinking farmers, and the Cup of Excellence program led El Salvador back into the spotlight. Strategic marketing programs aimed at roasters interested in building direct relationships with producers brought buyers to visit the country. There, roasters met with innovative farmers eager to learn what their end consumers appreciated most in a cup of coffee. Quality improved dramatically as a result of these roaster-farmer relationships, making El Salvador one of today’s most highly prized coffee producing countries in the world.

While the vast majority of El Salvador’s production is washed Bourbon coffee, farmers are experimenting with different cultivars and processing methods making it difficult to generalize an “El Salvador flavor.” Standard Specialty SHG EP coffees tend to have medium to light body, medium to high acidity and pronounced cocoa, toffee, caramel and red apple flavors. More exotic types can run the flavor spectrum, from elegant, citric and botanical to lush, winy and deep, and everywhere in between.