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El Salvador Finca Las Mercedes


El Salvador Finca Las Mercedes
El Salvador Finca Las Mercedes

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  • Cup Notes - Lychee, milk chocolate, caramel, red berries, balanced and creamy.
  • Varietal - Bourbon
  • Process - Washed
  • Altitude - 1350 - 1700 masl
  • Location - Lago De Coatepeque
  • Roast Level - Medium
  • Body - 4 of 5
  • Acidity - 3 of 5
  • Sweetness 4 of 5

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    For six generations, the Aguilar family has produced coffee on the shade-rich land on the north-eastern slope of the San Salvador Volcano, with a direct view over the capital city of San Salvador. The estates cover nearly 160 hectares at altitudes ranging from 1,250 to 1,700 meters (4,100 to 5,577 feet), the top of the farm being unusually high for El Salvador and lending to great coffee growing potential.

    Las Mercedes and sister estate Santa Maria are surrounded by 100 hectares of nature reserve designated as a part of the Meso-American Biological Corridor, including a remarkable ‘mini rainforest’ with a noticeable temperature drop as you reach the very highest coffee areas. Given the importance of the preservation of the forest, the Aguilar family, in conjunction with a local NGO, have two park rangers that look after the protected natural forest year-round.

    Categories:  Single Origin