A honey-processed lot from a group of small-scale producers in Chalatenango
Creamy, full, all-day light brown coffee
In the 1970s and early 1980s, El Salvador was one of the top coffee-producing countries in the world. When the Salvadoran Civil War started, conflict affected many coffee growing regions and production steeply fell. The industry has struggled to recover entirely, but still holds great potential.
El Mural is a blend of coffees grown near Montecristo Trifino, a tri-border national park shared between El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. This cloud forest is protected by the three countries for its incredible biodiversity. Our export partners have been working in the region for 10 years. In 2015, they opened a buying station and cupping lab in the region to build stronger relationships with the producers of this area.
Coffees from this producer group tend to have medium acidity with notes of sweet caramel, vanilla, honey, red fruit and orange. We found this honey-processed lot very approachable with notes of milky, sweet chocolate, subtle strawberry and honey. Dial in by starting at a 1:16 brew ratio, filtered water at 208-210 , a medium grind, and a 3 to 3.5 minute brew cycle.