El Salvador Las Lomas Washed - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

El Salvador Las Lomas Washed - Green

Country: El Salvador
Region: Cantón Zacatal, El Congo
Varietal: Pacas and Bourbon
Farm: Las Lomas
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,000 MASL
Cupping Notes: Meyer Lemon, Walnut, Marshmallow, Milk Chocolate
Recommended Roast:City to Full City+
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Blends

Description: Las Lomas is a farm that the Alvarez Family have been perfecting since 1957. Their strict, quality-driven standards for growing and processing make for a really impressive coffee. Growing Bourbon and Pacas varieties is very challenging at this elevation, in a country where leaf rust can be devastating. We can’t express enough how impressed we are with this coffee. Las Lomas coffee grows under native shade trees, improving and conserving the soil, while also encouraging biodiversity on the farm. This is a coffee built for daily drinking. It would make for a perfect drip coffee, or even blend component.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
harry steinman
Good coffee. *Still* hate the packaging

Single use plastics? Why?

Not Quite a Monster and that’s Ok

Even the green beans had a lovely grass/hay scent that was sweet so I knew I was in for a solid bean. They said city+ to full city+ so I spun up the ol’ behmor and took her solidly into second crack.

I had a wee bit more patience this time and let it rest for a while. 1 day was good, but the second day it hit its stride. The nose was definitely classic dark property. I was pretty sure I smelled a bit of milk chocolate and some nuttiness. Nothing remarkable, but solid. No disappointment.

The taste - even with the darker roast seemed closer to how I would’ve imagined it being just before a dark roast. It was smooth with no harshness. I wish I could say I got the marshmallow that the description mentioned but alas, my tasters just aren’t that refined yet. Picking up the walnut was easy enough but not so bold as to make me think I was swigging a cup full of walnut stain like dad used on our household trim.

The milk chocolate? It was there- but this is not a Chocolate Monster if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s more subtle, it doesn’t really stand out ahead of its companions and that’s ok.

Smooth finish. Clean. It’s ok on first crack but it definitely shines on the dark side - to mix metaphors. I’ll give it a solid four stars. It’s a really good deal for the price.

Michael Wagoner
Worked for me

I did not and would not recommend a light roast for this coffee. I took it to the first part of a second crack and it is a wonderful 'all day' coffee. Don't know what taking further into the second crack would be, but happy where it is.

andrew quepons
Love this company

They always take care of me

Easy roasting and Great tasting coffee

As others have said, this coffee tastes great as a light, medium, or dark roast.
A consistent roast level throughout the batch.
The flavor is more sweet than acidic, and well balanced. Enjoy!

farm to cup

We get our beans from the farms and roast coffee daily. We truly are farm to cup.