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What we tasted: Dark Chocolate | Cherry | Maple Syrup

Processing: Washed

Varietal: Elite Bourbon

Farmer: Fernando Alfaro

Altitude: 1300 MASL

Ideal for: All Brew Methods


El Salvador - Finca El Carmen

  • El Carmen Estate is located in El Salvador’s Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, one of Central America’s prime specialty coffee producing areas. The estate has been farmed by the Alfaro family for over a century.

    El Carmen lies in the heart of El Salvador’s main ‘protected highway’ of forest, a part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor System that stretches from Mexico down to Panama. In El Salvador, where more than 80% of the country’s coffee is produced under shade, this eco-system is based mainly in the coffee forest. For this reason, coffee farms such as El Carmen play a vital role as a sanctuary for hundreds of migratory and native bird species found in this part of the world.

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