Tasting NotesPlum, honeycomb and vanilla.
Country: El Salvador
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Region: Santiago de Maria, Usulután
Cupping Score: 88
Finca Las Mercedes was founded in 1886 by the Ortiz family. Today it is run by fifth generation Lucia Ortiz and is located in Santiago de Maria, Usulután on the side of the dormant volcano “El Tigre”. Winning a number of accolades including the Cup of Excellence on two occasions, Finca Las Mercedes produces some of our favourite coffees we have tasted from El Salvador.
The Guatalon lot is located at 1,300m altitude with a pleasant view of the ocean. Sea breezes along with the shade trees provide a perfect microclimate that encourages slow cherry maturation. This honey processed coffee is harvested at 23-25 brix and processed on the same day.
You may have noticed that we have stopped labelling some coffees as “Filter Roast Profile”. We felt that our previous labelling of microlots did not do justice to our coffees and what we think they are capable of. We want you to feel free to use the coffee any way you like. Read more here.