Velo Coffee Roasters - Finca Las Mercedes 200g Coffee Bag El Salvador
COFFEE FLAVOUR NOTES
The coffee has delicious flavours of milk chocolate, almond, shortbread and hints of orange. The medium body and acidity lends itself to a balanced and mild cup.
This wonderful coffee won Bronze at the Blas na hÉireann Food Awards 2020.
It is grown by Fernando & Juan Aguilar from Las Mercedes & Santa Maria across 160 hectares of shade-rich nature on the north-eastern slope of the San Salvador Volcano. Las Mercedes and sister estate Santa Maria are surrounded by 100 hectares of nature reserve designated as a part of the Meso-American biological corridor, including a remarkable 'mini rainforest'. Given the importance of the perseveration of the forest, the Aguilar family, in conjunction with a local NGO, have two park rangers that look after the protected natural forest year-round.
The Aguilar family have been producing coffees here for the past 6 generations.
Region: El Salvador
Altitude: 1,350 - 1,700 masl
Harvest Period: January - March