Notes: well balanced, clean, bright-centered-cherry, creamy milk chocolates
Owner: Ismael & Eduardo Andrade
Varietals: 100% Yellow Catuai
Elevation: 1,100 meters above sea level
Notes: cherry, cocoa, clean, sweet, brisk, juicy, balanced
Farm: Various small farms through
Varietal: Castillo (60%), Colombia (20%), Caturra (20%)
Processing: Washed Process (Fermented for between 14-48 hours and sun dried or dried in guardiolas)
Altitude: 1,500 to 1,700 metres above sea level
Owner: Various small holder farmers
Town / City: Santuario
The Aguileras are 12 brothers and sisters, all of whom are involved in coffee as inherited from their parents. The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor, other than pickers during the harvest. With the help of the third generation, they work the mill and drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc, year-round. The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm and mill level, and this is why we are excited about working with them.
Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety, native to the area and excellent in the cup. Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley. It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher-yielding production. The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness.
We pick up flavors of tart lime, chocolate, fruit and a tangy finish
Owner: Aguilera Brothers
Farm Name: Finca Toño
Varietals: Villa Sarchi
Elevation: 1,450 metres above sea level
Region: Los Robles de Naranjo, West Valley
Notes: Nice sweetness, dark chocolate, golden raisin, long finish
The Swiss Water® Process uses only pure "flavor charged water" and a charcoal filtering system to remove caffeine from green coffee beans. The beans are first soaked in very hot water and caffeine is leached out of the beans' cellular material. The solution is then passed through a carbon filter with a porosity specifically sized to capture larger caffeine molecules, while allowing smaller oil and flavor molecules to pass through. The Swiss Water® Process is certified organic and 100% chemical free. In addition, they are also certified Kosher by the Kosher Overseers Association.
Erie Coffee Roasters' first El Salvador and it's easily our new favorite coffee at the shop. This is a Limited Release coffee, so when it's gone, it's gone!
Notes: Lush blueberries, soft chocolate and lemon
Owner: The Alfaro Family
Varietals: Red Bourbon & Pacas
Elevation: 1,300 meters above sea level
Region: Apaneca-Ilamatepec, Ahuachapán
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A fully washed bean from the Cajamarca, this coffee is from one of the highest-quality cupping lot regions in all of Peru.
Notes: sweet with citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel; chocolate, melon and almond flavor with an herbal aftertaste
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Elevation: 1,200 to 2,200 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed and dried on raised beds