WHY WE LOVE IT: This limited-release coffee from one of our oldest partnerships is creamy, fruity, and sweet.
DESCRIPTION: strawberry ice cream, peach iced tea, baklava, cocoa powder
REGION: Santa Ana
ALTITUDE: 1,500 - 1,550 m
We love El Salvadorian coffee season. With delicious sweetness and soft, pleasing acidity, coffees from this region are always fan-favorites. Even better, some of our longest lasting partnerships hail from El Salvador, most notably with Emilio López Díaz and the Pacas family.
We are proud to once again present the work of La Cumbre farm. Founded in 1872 by Mr. Cornelio Lemus (great-grandfather of Margarita Lucia Díaz de López), the farm has remained in the family for five generations now and the care and cultivation that it brings is apparent from the first sip. Now operated by Emilio López Díaz, the farm has spent much of the last 15 years experimenting with new processing methods and varietals, including Gesha, SL-34, and a range of Bourbons.
This particular selection is completely made up of the Pacamara variety. The variety is a hybrid of the Pacas and Maragogipe varieties, and is known for having a very large bean size and a lovely and complex cup profile. Here, the natural process accentuates these characteristics and lends even more to its fruity pop.
All of this is built upon the classic El Salvadorian profile that we love, and results in a coffee that is singularly soft and sweet with fruity notes of strawberry ice cream and peach iced tea, balanced by the subtle spice and nuttiness of baklava. We only bought 5 bags of this stellar coffee, so it will be gone quick!