El Salvador Potrero Grande


El Salvador Potrero Grande


Coffee grown in El Salvador is very sought after because of the very rare, old-growth bourbon varietals (planted in the early 1800’s) that are still in existence. In the 1980’s while many other countries were introducing hybrids for better yields and disease resistance (but less flavor), El Salvador was going through a very long civil war, which halted much of its coffee industry. When the coffee industry recovered, these old-growth trees were still growing and producing great coffee.

Much of the coffee that comes out of El Salvador originates from large estates. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, sometimes less attention is paid to quality from these large farms. This coffee comes from a few small farms within the microregion of Volcan de Santa Ana, between Palo Campana and Buenos Aires. Careful attention is paid to how the coffee is sourced and sorted. Farmers have an incentive to produce better coffee because price is tied to quality, not quantity.

This coffee has an aroma of vanilla with a velvety, smooth body. It’s sweet with notes of graham cracker, golden raisin and a slight floral finish.

Roast: Light-Medium
Origin: Potrero Grande
Elevation: 1600 meters
Varietal: Bourbon

Processing method: Semi-washed

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