El Salvador Santa Ana (800g)
I invite you to saddle up your donkey and head up with me high into the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range in El Salvador. There you’ll find, growing in the shade, on the volcanic slopes of the Cerro Grande, this beautiful washed arabica! High altitude and shade cultivation mean this coffee is slow ripened – giving it richness, sweetness, balance and complexity. It is still classified as a ‘washed mild’, meaning it has a moderate to soft acidity. What stands out for me is its deep, almost almond-like sweetness, and distinctive cocoa character. It is clean on the palate, with good body, orangy acidity, and lovely nuances of toffee and milk chocolate.