EL SALVADOR FINCA EL NARANJITO NATURAL
Region: Apaneca Ilamatepec
Altitude: 1,400 masl
Tasting notes: plum, passionfruit, guava
This coffee comes to us from our friends at Mapache coffee by way of Balzac Brothers. Mapache is a fifth generation company of coffee producers owned and operated by Jan-Carlo and Sofia Handke. Our coffee buyer happened to meet Jan-Carlo at a Q-Grader class a few years back and we have been patiently awaiting these fresh arrivals ever since! Mapache employs about 125 locals year round and that number swells to over 600 during harvest. Mapache is dedicated to the local community and surrounding forest, ensuring that coffee is grown under native shade trees and reforesting where needed. Their mill uses minimal water for washed process coffees and this water is cleaned and reused later in the process. The coffee pulp and all other organic waste from coffee production is used as compost on their 6 farm plots. The Bourbon trees that produced this incredible lot have been meticulously cared for and have been kept healthy for over 5 decades! This particular lot is a perfectly dried natural - exceptionally clean and sweet, super tropical and fruit punchy, with tart plum and dark berry notes throughout.