Finca el Carmen, El Salvador
Roast Level: Medium
Varietal: 100% red bourbon
Roaster's Notes: Experience some classic chocolate notes with the 100% red bourbon coffee from El Salvador. A really creamy mouthfeel accompanies peach and orange tones and a really clean cup.
Producer: Fernando Alfaro & Family
Altitude: 1,300 metres
El Carmen Estate is located at 1,300m above sea level in El Salvador’s Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, one of Central America’s prime specialty coffee producing areas.
The estate has been farmed by the Alfaro family for over a century. El Carmen lies in the heart of El Salvador’s main ‘protected highway’ of forest, a part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor System that stretches all the way from Mexico down to Panama.
In El Salvador, where more than 80% of the country’s coffee is produced under shade, this eco-system is based mainly in the coffee forest. For this reason, coffee farms such as El Carmen play a vital role as a sanctuary for hundreds of the migratory and native bird species found in this part of the world.