Notes: Chocolate raspberry, Meyer lemon, toffee almonds
Country: El Salvador
Region: Calzontes Arriba
Altitude: 1,300 - 1450 MASL
Description: This is an interesting coffee that surprised us on the cupping table. As a natural process coffee, it's so clean that we thought it was a washed coffee. It has no ferment notes, is not overly in-your-face fruity, has an elegantly sweet acidity, and finishes with a lingering toffee nut note that we loved.
Farm Notes: Located high up in the mountains of Santa Ana, El Salvador, La Reforma is situated perfectly for growing coffee. Their Bourbon trees get pampered throughout the year from native trees providing shade from the bright El Salvadorian sun, and nutrient rich soil, thanks to the Ilamatepec Volcano. After the cherries have reached peak ripeness, the Alvarez Family, who own and operate La Reforma, prepare this natural under strict quality standards that have been developed over the family’s over 100 years growing and exporting coffee. Cherries are sorted and floated before drying to ensure that no underripe or low density cherries make it through. Once it’s been sorted, this lot sun dried over 23 days on raised beds.