|Origin:||Juayua, Sonsonate, El Salvador|
|Arrival Date :||04/11/17|
|Processing Method :||Washed|
This coffee is sourced from Finca Cruz Gorda located near the community of San Jose La Majada in the municipality of Juayua within the department of Sonsonate, El Salvador. Sergio Catani owns the 200-acre estate and operates his own milling facility, which has brought them a renowned reputation for meticulous attention to detail from year-around farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between. Coffee from Finca Gorda earned a top ten finish in the 2015 El Salvador Cup of Excellence.
Finca Cruz Gorda is not just an award-winning coffee farm, it is also an important economic anchor for the families in the surrounding communities that make the farm a success. As such, the Catani family takes every opportunity to celebrate holidays like Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Children’s day with the community. The Catani’s also support clean the street days, as well as, environmental education and other financial needs for the local school.
A great everyday drinker. Smooth, medium velvety body and clean, just a hint of a little acidity keeping the cup crisp. The main tone is a stronger nutty tone mixing with a little dark chocolate and a hint of caramel. Gets a bit smokey and less smooth into the darker roasts but adds a lot of strength to what can be a delicate medium roasted bean.
Avoid light roasts, will get a bit grassy. Medium to dark roast and easy to roast. being a little lower acidity I shoot for a quicker roast to retain a little more crispness in the cup.