El Salvador | Wild Coffee

El Salvador | Wild Coffee



Region: Apaneca-Ilamatapec
Farm/Mill: Unnamed, Untouched farm opposite Las Delicias
Producers: The Menendez Family
Process: Washed
Varietal: Bourbon
Altitude: 1300-1500 MASL


While we were down in El Salvador earlier this year, visiting the Menendez family, they showed us something intriguing. They recently purchased a new farm, high in the mountains, adjacent to their existing Las Delicias farm. This farm that they purchased had been abandoned for eight years,but before revitalising the farm, they decided to harvest all of the cherries were naturally growing on the existing trees. These cherries were then washed, and put into a lot known only as wild coffee.

This coffee is truly organic as it gets, untouched by human hands for eight years. It truly pays testament to how growing conditions can affect a coffee, even without fertilisers or pruning. This is the only harvest that this coffee will be called wild, since the farmers will start revitalising the plants and surrounding trees this coming year. In the cup, you’ll find layers upon layers of sweet complexity, like nougat, figs and cherries.


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