Finca El Carmen, El Salvador

Sweet and complex, with notes of chocolate and strawberry jam.

Producer: Fernando Alfaro.
Estate: Finca El Carmen.
Botanical Variety: Red Bourbon.
Process: Natural.
Geography: Ataco, Ahuachapán, Apaneca-Ilamatepec, El Salvador.
Altitude: 1300 MASL.

At an altitude of 1300 MASL, nestled high in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec ranges of El Salvador, sits the coffee farm “El Carmen”. This land has been in the Alfaro family for over 100 years, and now it is Fernando Alfaro who manages the estate. Under the shade of the natural forests of El Salvador, Fernando is growing Red Bourbon coffee trees, where they can ripen evenly and slowly. Once picked, the cherries are dried over 28 days with the whole fruit intact, giving this coffee a unique sweetness and complexity.