This natural from El Salvador is one that we've brought in for a couple of years now, and we can't get enough of it.
Cupping Notes: Grape, Raspberry, Dark Chocolate
Finca Santa Maria is a farm that has been in the Alvarez Family for almost 130 years, originally established by Rafael Alvarez in 1892. I just can’t imagine being Eduardo (the current Alvarez Family patriarch), managing a farm that was started by your great, great grandfather — it’s an understatement, but how cool! Throughout the years, the farm has served as habitation for all sorts of wildlife, and indigenous plant life which serves as shade for the coffee. Santa Maria sits in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec, a biosphere reserve that is home to the oldest volcano in the Central American Volcanic Arc, and over 9,000 acres of nature reserve. With the cool climates, cloud forests, and active volcanos, this region is ripe with signs of specialty coffee production, and the Alvarez Family put it to great use.
Our Humbly Good Single Origins are limited releases highlighting a specific microlot. These coffees are ones that stood out to us on the cupping table and are among our most unique, high scoring coffees. 'Humbly Good' is an oxymoron, what we mean is that the coffees we bring in are very good, but the credit for that goes to the many hands that played a part in it's growing and processing.