Unroasted - El Salvador Natural SHG EP


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About the bean 

This batch of washed El Salvador SHG EP comes to us from the Mapache Estate located in western El Salvador's Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range - an area that affords the six farms under its care some pretty fantastic office views.

Mapache is dedicated to the well-being of its employees (150 year-round and up to 600 at harvest time) and to the forest canopies that protect the coffee plants on each farm under its wing. A state-of-the-art wet mill ensures water usage is kept to a minimum, and recycled water is reused. Leftover pulp from the mill is returned to the soil to nourish future crops.

The scale and efficiency of the Mapache operation is impressive. Be sure to follow them on Instagram: @mapachecoffee. A feast for the eye and a delight in the cup. 

What to expect

Cupping notes: Strawberry cheesecake, raspberry, pineapple, fresh herbs, clean & sweet.

COUNTRY: El Salvador
REGION: Apaneca Ilamatepec
FARM: El Naranjito
PROCESS: Natural
ALTITUDE: 1200-1400 masl.

Roasting recommendation: Light-medium to medium-dark. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here:

SHG: Strictly High Grown. Usually denser and higher quality than a Hard Bean (HB) or High Grown (HG). These beans are grown above 1,200 masl. (metres above sea level).

EP: European Prep. Indicates the coffee has undergone rigorous sorting - usually by hand to ensure defective beans and foreign material have been removed.