El Salvador Santa Ana SHG EP
Flavor notes: Sweet and citric with cocoa, coffee, and nutty flavors.
This is a Strictly High Grown (SHG) and European Process (EP) coffee.
- Origin: El Salvador
- Region: Santa Ana
- Farm: Varies
- Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Pacas, Pacamara
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1200 - 1600 masl
- Crop Year: 2022 - Landed 8/12/2022
El Salvador continues to bounce back after the devastating effects of coffee-leaf rust. Farmers are committed to trying to preserve as much of their heirloom varieties as possible, to mixed results.
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.