Green apple, cane sugar, green grape.
Country: El Salvador
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Region: Santiago de Maria, Usulután
Cupping Score: 88
Finca Las Mercedes was founded in 1886 and has been owned by five generations of the Ortiz family. In 1976 it was passed to Mr Roberto Ortiz and family who continue to run the farm up to this day.
The Avila lot is one of the highest lots at Las Mercedes at 1,530m with a unique microclimate created by being in the crater of the El Tigre volcano and surrounded by shade trees. Avila won the the cup of excellence in 2009 and the best of origin in 2016. A perfect example of washed El Salvador coffee.
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.