This El Salvador is a single washed processed coffee on the Finca Divina Providencia estate. It is one of La Minita's partner farms, ensuring that they have overseen the quality of the coffee, as well as upheld environmental and social standards.
This is an excellent coffee. It is slight lemon, slight green tea, slight tropical fruit and ends with cocoa. The fruit is less prominent than in a natural-processed coffee, but it is apparent. For a washed coffee, it has excellent complexity. You don't have to use your imagination too much.
It's a single varietal called Pacas, which is a relative hybrid of Bourbon. We are roasting it on the light to medium side of things, but don't go too light or the sourness is too prominent. For us, its about 3 degrees darker than a Costa Rica, about 5 degrees lighter than a Colombia. Just on the light end of a medium roast. Not into 2nd cracks, but you know they're about to start. If you take it dark, you get a lot of cocoa notes and some bitterness, but its not bad.
This coffee arrived in the US in October 2021.