El Salvador Las Delicias Anaerobic 200gr
Uniquely sweet-tart, lactic-leaning. Whiskey toned, apricot, orange, honeysuckle, blueberries, wine in aroma and cup. Balanced, intricately layered structure with complex, richly tart acidity. Heavy and buttery mouthfeel. Rich, long, cacao finish with levander undertones.
Farm: Las Delicias
Las Delicias is operated by fourth generation coffee farmers. All coffee is grown in the shade from other trees which gives much needed rest for coffee plant during the hot days, allowing the berries to mature more slowly, but also providing home for birds, butterflies and other insects which all help with the biodiversity of the plantation. The farm is a part of an organic corridor which runs from Mexico to Panama. Besides Bourbon the variety Pacamara is also grown.
This large extremly dynamic family owns no less than nine farms of which we buy coffee from three. With many generations of coffee farming in their blood the plantations are state of the art and their beans synonemous with how far speacialty coffee has come in El Salvador.Next to the Las Delicias farm, situated by the Apaneca mountain range, is the familys combined washstation and mill.
They watch over and control the whole chain from berry to the bean that they export. Washing, fermentation, drying, resting, sorting, packaging and exporting. Total control with unparalleled transparency. Every lot is numbered and taged with name, area and picking date. As if that was not enough they have two 12 kilo roasters, three test roaster, espressomachines and a small cupping lab.
El Salvador had the highest population of all countries in Central America, yet it is also the smallest. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, droughts and floods have caused the country major problems affecting its entire infrastructure. These natural disasters have adversely impacted on food supply as well as the quality of water which in consequence has led to poor health.
The economy in El Salvador has benefited hugely from the export of coffee which has been a part of its history for over 100 years. The country experienced rapid growth during the 19th century with the export of coffee providing more than half of the revenue. But following the 1980s civil war coffee production suffered and has still not entirely recovered. The coffee industry is important to El Salvador since their society is reliant on the revenue it produces to improve the infrastructure and provide work for the indigenous populace.
We got to know El Salvador Las Delicias via Ally Coffee. Ally’s Company backgrounds and expertise in coffee empower so as to build an open community around inspiration, knowledge, and guidance. They believe this is the only way to improve both the product and the experience at every step. Their ambition is to continue to build Ally on foundations of shared value and mutual reward and make coffee a global model for business.
About Las Delicias
ARRIVED IN:35kg grain pro
AROMA:Riped Apricot, Whiskey
FLAVOR:Blueberries, Honeysuckle, Raspberries
FINISH:Lavender, Cacao, Rye Whiskey
90 per cent of coffee produced in El Salvador is cultivated on plantations in shaded forest areas, with 80% of those areas associated with coffee. Owned my El Salvador’s Menendez family, Finca Las Delicias has been producing high quality coffee for almost 70 years. Their plantations are in the province of Atiquizaya, where the Cerro Las Ranas extinct volcano provides the perfect cultivation environment on its slopes.
Situated more than 2,365 meters above sea level, there is no better soil or microclimate in the world that provides the strong flavor and aroma of golden coffee produced in this area. Cultivated near to the summit of the arable part of the volcano, below the forest the plantation expands over 8 hectares toward the crater and is certified by the Rainforest Alliance certified.
El Salvador Las Delicias is balanced and of premier quality. This roasted coffee is one of the most popular, with its vanilla aroma and chocolate/caramel flavor. Full bodied the cup has raisin, fruity undertones, slightly citrus with a sweet after-taste of milk chocolate. This smooth golden coffee is one of the most enjoyable and popular and the firm’s favorite that consumers purchase repeatedly.