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El Salvador Finca Buenos Aires

El Salvador Finca Buenos Aires

13.50

12 oz. Bag

Tasting Notes: Caramel, Vanilla, Nougat

Roast Profile: Light-Medium

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ORIGIN:   SANTA ANA, EL SALVADOR

PRODUCERS:    FLORENCE MATHIAS-HILL OF FINCA BUENOS AIRES & AIDA BATLLE

ALTITUDE:    1525 MASL

VARIETALS:    BOURBON

PROCESS:    KENYA-STYLE WASHED

ADDITIONAL INFO:

This lot was processed following a specific washing protocol used in Kenya, but not commonly practiced elsewhere. The method is defined by two fermentation stages. The first step takes place after the coffee cherries are pulped; the fruit laden beans undergo an aerobic or dry fermentation process. The second fermentation is anaerobic, where the beans are fully submerged in water. Finally, after the loosened fruit mucilage has been washed away, the beans are soaked yet again in clean water. Normally (although traditions are clearly evolving) coffee is fermented only once before fruit removal and not often soaked after washing. Collectively the steps of this Kenya-style processing results in refined acidity and complex flavors in the cup. 

Aida Batlle is a fifth-generation farmer who has been working in coffee for over a dozen years. Batlle entered coffee in the very first El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition in 2003, making a splash by placing two winning lots, including the first place award. Since then she has garnered admiration for her commitment to quality and transparency, as well as for providing high wages, health care and other benefits for her workers. Batlle expanded her influence beyond her family’s three farms and began working with other growers under the banner Aida Batlle Selection. This coffee is a result of that collaboration.

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