Tasting Notes: Rich chocolate and fudge with a balanced acidity.
We love this as a rich espresso based drink, full of sweet butterscotch and hazlenut. Also great for a moka pot or tasty filter
Mapache Coffee is run by fifth-generation growers Jan-Carlo and Sofia Handtke. Their labour of love began 12 years ago when Jan-Carlo inherited his family's estates and endeavoured to rejuvenate them into sustainable speciality coffee farms. They now operate 6 farms and are one of the single largest employers in the El Salvador coffee sector.
Finca Naranjito comprises 2 farms over a total of 100ha, with 72 utilised for coffee cultivation. The farms span elevations between 1,200 and 1,400masl and include a number of single-variety plots. Pacamara, Bourbon, Gesha, Pacas, Yellow Caturra and Sampacho trees can all be found here.
El Salvador is an origin that has a natural tendency to produce sweet, versatile and sought after coffees from small, and generally progressive producers and was an early darling of the current specialty coffee movement. However, in 2013 the county was perhaps one of the hardest hit in Central America by the roya (leaf rust) outbreak and many farms produced negligible to nil coffee volume. However, deligent and progressive producers have generally rebounded well and are coming back with imrpoved volume and quality. We hope you love it as much as we do!