Country: El Salvador
Region: Ojo de Agua, Juayua
Farm: Finca El Guaje
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,600 MASL
Cupping Notes: Hibiscus, Stonefruit, Honey
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion
Description: El Guaje is nested at the Canton Ojo de Agua at the Cerro El Aguila, one of the most famous hills at the Apaneca Ilamatepec Mountain Range. The farm is 120 hectares with about half dedicated to rainforest preservation, and the rest planted with coffee. Maria Elena Ortiz de Mendez inherited the farm from her parents recently, and is producing high-scoring specialty coffee. The farm ranges from 1400 to 1600 meters above sea level and sits on Cerro de El Aguila, an inactive volcano. Average temperatures here are 18°C, and they see about 3 meters of rain every year.
The lot is comprised from bourbon cherries that are harvested at the best ripeness level and processed at El Borbollon mill as a Natural, sun-drying slowly for about three weeks.
We’ve been working with coffees from the El Borbollon Mill for years now, but this is the first time we cupped coffees from El Guaje, and we’re really excited to share this woman-produced coffee. In the cup, we get the tartness of Hibiscus, Stonefruit, and a freshness of Willd Honey.