El Salvador Montevideo Washed - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

El Salvador Montevideo Washed - Green

Country: El Salvador
Region: Cantón Alvarez
Varietal: Bourbon Typica, Pacas
Farm: Finca Montevideo
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,250 - 1,600 MASL
Cupping Notes: Black Tea, Lemon-Lime, Maple Syrup, Honey
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion

Description: Finca Montevideo has been producing coffee in Cantón Alvarez for decades, but it was only three years ago that Alberto Guirola took ownership, with an interest in entering the world of specialty coffee. He started by partnering with El Borbollon, an export group with over 100 years of experience growing and exporting coffee in El Salvador — not a bad place to start. Together they have turned Finca Montevideo into a 140 hectare oasis for coffee. While this lot is made up of Bourbon, Typica, and Pacas varieties, Alberto has recently planted small plots of Pacamara and Geisha varieties as well. We hope to visit the farm in upcoming harvests, but for now we have to rely on pictures of the breathtaking views, overseeing the pacific shoreline and a chain of volcanoes 🌋😍. El Balsamo-Quetzaltepec is one of the six coffee growing regions in El Salvador, it’s cool climate and volcanic soil produce 25% of El Salvadorian coffee.Once pickers harvest only the ripest cherries, this lot was sun dried on raised beds for 18 days.

The efforts of Alberto and El Borbollon are easy to notice on the cupping table. This washed lot strikes a delicious balance between sweet and vibrant. We get lots of citrus, like Lemon-Lime, sweetness of maple syrup, and a linger of black tea and honey.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Dan Coplan
Well rounded, worthy of standalone drinking

Chocolate, almond, woody, light tart fruit acidity that becomes more juicy as cup cools, good sweetness on back end. I typically think of El Salvador coffees as best for blending but this makes for an enjoyable cup that works well on its own.

edward muench
tasty so far

I've only roasted one batch (whirlypop method) and I think I did it a little light, removing it from the heat just at the end of first crack, but the flavor profile is really nice - I'm getting a very light buttered toffee popcorn flavor, absolutely no bitterness at all, and the caffeine content is managable; I do not get the jitters from this coffee! When I'm done roasting this bunch, I hope there's more for purchase.

Nicole Jacobs

El Salvador Montevideo Washed - Green

Jeff Moller
Excellent coffee

Roasted to city and rested for 3 days. Did a fine grind and a 15-1 pour over and the cupping was excellent, hint of blueberry. I highly recommend.

Doug Shumway


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