EL SALVADOR FINCAS LAS MERCEDES COFFEE (FREE DELIVERY)
Region: San Salvador Volcan
Farm: Fincas Las Mercedes
Altitude: 1350 - 1700 masl
Processing: Honey Processed
Notes: Apple, red berries, milk chocolate and caramel.
The coffee has been processed in keeping with ecological friendly processes at the nearby Tuxpal Mill. This is a wet and dry mill serving the local specialty producers, with patios, raised beds, optical sorting and a clear attention to detail. Washed coffees is coffee is held in fermentation tanks for 12 hours. Sun dried on clay patios for 14+ days, to help create a rich full body and clean cup.
For six generations, the Aguilar family has produced coffee on the shade-rich land on the north-eastern slope of the San Salvador Volcano, with a direct view over the capitol city of San Salvador. The top of the farm being unusualy high for El Salvador and lending to great coffee growing potential..
The farm is surrounded by 100 hectares of nature reserve designated as a part of the Meso-American Biological Corridor which includes a 'mini rainforest'. Given the importance of preservation of the forest, the Aguilar family, in conjunction with a local NGO, have two park ranger that look after the protected natural forest year-round.