El Salvador - Las Mercedes - La Avila SL28
El Salvador - Las Mercedes - La Avila SL28 Gourmet Coffee
Complex savory and floral notes make this SL28 a standout. Beginning with aromas of red plum, tangerine, and almond bark, the brewed cup features a creamy body with flavors of ginger, blackcurrant, and walnut. Date-like sweetness and pomelo acidity provide balance, leading to a stunning finish of sandalwood and jasmine.
Producer: Familia Ortiz Barriere
Farm: Finca Las Mercedes
Region: Usulután Dept.
Altitude: 4600 feet
Notes: Red Plum, Sandalwood, Pomelo
From its origins in Kenya in the 1930s, SL28 spread through Africa and is commonly grown in Latin America today. A relative of Bourbon, it is known for its exceptional cup quality and high yield. This lot comes from the same farm at Finca Las Mercedes as La Avila Bourbon, offering a great opportunity to compare and contrast the two prized varieties.
Within hours of harvest, the cherries are brought to the on-farm mill and quickly
depulped, leaving a small amount of the mucilage on the outside of the beans. The
coffee is left in a fermentation tank where enzymes help break down the remaining
sweet, honey-like mucilage. After fermenting for 12-18 hours the coffee is sent through washing channels to completely clean it. The coffee is then dried on patios before being packaged and shipped to us.