Cerro Las Ranas, El Salvador, Pulp-Natural
Origin: Finca San Francisco, Juayua, Sonsonate, El Salvador
Producer: Salaverria Family
Varieties: Heirloom Bourbon
Altitude: 1400 MASL
Importer: Republica Coffee Traders
Roast: Light Medium
Notes: Nectarine, Baking Spice, Fudge
We are very pleased with our first purchases from Mathias at Republica! From El Salvador, now living in Canada, he is importing his family and friends coffees directly to North America! Cerro Las Ranas is a fun pulp-natural that's got tons of sweetness, and lovely baking spice aromatics.
Done pulp-natural style, this coffee is fermented with 80% of its mucilage left on the skin, before being dried on clay patios. This process brings a lot of the sweetness of the cherry into the seed, without too much risk of over-fermentation.
We find this coffee sweet and juicy with a big body, a really unique nose of cinnamon candies, and a sweet fudgey brownie note throughout.
Salaveria Family & Finca San Francisco
Located along the Apaneca-Ilamatepec volcanic range, Finca San Francisco is owned and operated and operated by the Salaverria family. A beautiful farm along the hills of Apaneca-Ilamatepec volcanic range, it has beautiful native Heirloom Bourbon and Pacas growing there.
They named this lot Cerro Las Ranas which translates from Spanish to "Hill of Frogs" as there are lots of little frogs that live along the hills that encircle the Caldera Lake in the volcano.