El Salvador Finca Las Animas
A compact flavor profile, dense sweetness, sugar browning tones, black walnut, and loads of bittersweet chocolate. Incredible as espresso.
Processing: Wet Process
Don Napolean has been a coffee farmer as well as worked in agronomy for over 40 years. Together with the help of his family, they manage Finca Las Animas, which is located in Atiquizaya, Ahuachapán at the foothills of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range. This highland region affords good altitude and microclimate, the farm sitting at 1400 - 1450 meters above sea level. Las Animas is planted almost entirely in Bourbon with a small amount of Pacas. At 21 hectares, Las Animas sees sizeable annual production, this lot separation coming out to 40 bags. This lot is the result of a new coffee project in the region by one of the local mills, their goal being to identify the top qualities from farmers they already buy coffee from. These coffees are then kept separate throughout the milling process, and sold as an individual microlots as opposed to being lost to large blends. This gives the farmer the opportunity to be paid premium prices for their best coffee, which for some of these farmers, is a new opportunity.
Description from Coffee Shrub.