Region: El Salvador, Santa Ana
Producers: Eduardo Alvarez / Antigua Estate
Variety: Red Bourbon
A blend of washed coffees from the Apaneca Ilamatepec Mountain Range in El Salvador.
We know the famers here very well, we actually visited the Alvarez family farms earlier in the year. So we are thrilled to be able to showcase their incredible coffees in our East Blend.
Not only have we fallen in love their their coffee, but also with their farming practices. The trees are cultivated under native shade, which improves and conserves the soil, and provides habitation for birds. They are managed according to a stringent pruning schedule that maintains the health of the trees and improves their resistance to diseases and insect damage.
The excellent growing conditions and the commitment to sustainable growing practices have helped the family to harvest some of the best coffee from this elite region of El Salvador.
As far a taste goes, it's lighter, brighter and fruiter than our previous East Blend. With notes of red apple, marzipan and lemon, it really is quite fitting for the warmer weather.