Warm fragrance with sweet green pepper and nuts; intensified in the wet aroma with nuances of ripe cherries. Sweet and herbacious in the cup, hints of thyme and hibiscus with ripe juicy pear. The finish lingers with a smokey flavor remeniscent of barrel-aged bourbon.
Salvadoran coffee is known mostly for its very sweet and citric heirloom bourbon variety. The good infrastructure in the country is key for preserving quality coffee. Wet mills are easily accessible by roads which are in good shape and in close proximity of farms. Its tropical climate is also perfect for growing. El Salvador kept this bourbon variety due to the Civil War in the 80’s. When other countries were planting Catimor Hybrids, the war-torn country had other issues to focus on rather than coffee hybrids.
The quality of this coffee caused lots to book fast, but we snagged a few bags in time from Cafe Imports, a local Minnesota-based importer. We anticipate this coffee to move quite fast so grab a bag before it's gone!