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Roast Level: Medium Roast
Tasting Notes: Candied Hazelnut, Caramel, Fudge
Elevation: 1200-1500 MASL
About This Coffee: The department of Morazan, an area of ancient forests, has a long tradition of coffee cultivation. Indigenous languages that are spoken by very few in the community identify this land as “Lenca”, which roughly translates to “The Land of Abundant Water”. The bounty of fresh water, fertile land, and incredible altitudes lead to the formation of “cloud forests”, which protect plants from extreme weather. The El Rio Grande de San Miguel, one of the main water sources for the eastern part of El Salvador, feeds over 20 communities and allows producers to flourish even with harsh weather fluctuations and droughts.
Flavor: Always one of our favorite coffees, this year’s lot of El Salvador Lenca is no exception. This coffee has a silky body, medium acidity, and caramelized sugar sweetness. With lighter style roasts you’ll taste caramel, praline, gravenstein apple, and crème brûlée. When taken darker we tasted molasses, toasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, and a touch of clove. A fantastic coffee that is quite versatile and works well across all brew methods.