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El Salvador - El Batallon (Natural Process)
El Salvador - El Batallon (Natural)
Cupping Notes: Raspberry & Milk Chocolate with subtle hints of Clove
Origin: Ahuachapan a Ataco
Producers: Jan-Carlo & Sofia Handtke
Altitude: 1350 MASL
Imported by Balzac Brothers
More about this coffee...
Mapache Coffee is a fifth-generation company of
coffee producers, owned and managed by Jan-Carlo and Sofia Handtke in the Apaneca
Ilamatepec mountain range of El Salvador.
Mapache Coffee employs over 125 locals year-round, but during harvest season, their staff swells
to 600 people who work together to build coffee
nurseries, replant at Mapache’s six farm
properties, and process the perfectly ripe cherries
that come from them.
Mapache maintains a strong commitment to the
well-being of the coffee forests, ensuring that
every farm has a canopy protecting the coffee
plants and soil. Their modern wet mill uses
limited amounts of water during the washing
process, then recycles and reuses that water in the
same process. All the remaining pulp from the wet
milling process is incorporated back into the
farms as compost, returning key nutrients to the
Mapache's Pacamara varietal is selected and
picked with a particular level of care, as this
varietal requires more time to ripen than others.
This specific lot comes from a part of the farm
called El Batallón, which can be difficult to access
due to its narrow roads. Here, nimble pickup
trucks haul small loads of cherries to transfer to a
larger truck parked at a nearby soccer field at
Finca El Naranjito. The Pacamara varietal,
first created in 1958, was derived by crossing the
Pacas and Maragogipe varietals. This particular
lot, one of our favorite Salvadoran coffees of the
season, balances notes of raspberry and chocolate with subtle hints of clove. Enjoy!