El Salvador Single Origin Coffee, Finca El Carmen Region

  • The Taste.

    Milk chocolate, honey & praline, with notes of cherry & orange zest.

    Ideal for Espresso.

    The Story.

    El Carmen Estate is located at 1,300m above sea level in El Salvador’s Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, one of Central America’s prime specialty coffee producing areas.

    El Carmen is an extremely well-run specialty estate & is managed with scrupulous attention to detail, with great emphasis placed on maintaining the identity of each lot from the moment its coffee cherries are harvested until the point when the greenbeans are ready for export.

    The estate’s coffee is produced under approximately 60% shade cover, which is required for the coffee to ripen evenly. Prior to the rainy season, shade trees are then pruned to about 40% shade to allow the access of light necessary for new foliage growth.

    During the harvest, the red & orange Bourbon cherries are hand-picked only when perfectly ripe and de-pulped the same day. The beans are then naturally fermented, washed with pure spring water, & sun-dried on clay patios. The coffee is stored in parchment in wooden silos to protect the freshness of each individual bean, left to ‘rest’ for a minimum of 60 days under controlled conditions to reach uniform humidity and colour.

    Finally, the beans are prepared & all defects removed and screened to uniform size.

  • All orders are shipped within 2 days of being placed, to be recieved within 5 days of ordering.

    Orders under 2kg are usually shipped via Royal Mail 2nd Class, and orders over 2kg shipped via APC/Team C courier service for next day delivery. All order go out for delivery by 3PM, orders placed after then will go out on the following day.