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El Salvador Cerro Negro

El Salvador Cerro Negro

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ELEVATION: 1,800 meters
ROAST: Medium
BODY: Medium-light
NOTES: Sweet and tart with almond and herbal coffee cherry flavors

Known as “the land of volcanoes,” El Salvador is the smallest Central American country (roughly the same size as New Jersey), but its reputation among specialty-coffee-growing regions has grown larger-than-life, especially since the early 2000s. While coffee was planted and cultivated here mostly for domestic consumption starting in the mid-1700s, it became a stable and significant crop over the next 100 years, notably increasing in national importance during the late 1800s, when the country’s indigo exports were threatened by the development and widespread marketability of synthetic dyes.

Finca Cerro Negro is a 2-hectare farm with about 6,000 coffee trees, owned and operated by Luis Alonzo Hernandez. He grows a mix of varieties, including Pacas, Bourbon, and small about of the leaf-rust resistant hybrid Catimor 90. The coffees are Washed process, picked and depulped before a dry fermentation of between 8–16 hours, after which the coffee is washed and dried on patios for 6–8 days.

Microlots from El Salvador are sourced from a group of smallholder producers located in the Chalatenango region, in the northern part of the country. Farms here are small on average (5–15 manzanas, or roughly 3.5–10.5 hectares) and many producers grow classic Salvadoran varieties such as Pacas and Pacamara as well as Bourbon.

Washed coffees are the most commonly found in El Salvador, and typically the coffee is picked ripe and depuled the same day it's harvested before being put in tanks to ferment in the open air for about 12–24 hours. The mucilage is washed off from the seeds, then the coffee is spread on patios or raised beds to dry, which takes up to 20 days.


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