El Salvador - Las Penas
Region: Apaneca Llamatepec
Location: Concepcion de Ataco, Ahuachapan
Producer: Mapache Coffee
Processing: Natural, CIMA Fermentation 24hrs
Altitude: 1,200-1,400 MASL
Varietal(s): Yellow Tabi
Roast Level: Light-Medium
Cupping Notes: Fig, Malt, Vanilla, Molasses, Lemon, Clean, Round, AMAZING!
This year is the first crop of this beautiful coffee! This Yellow Tabi comes from a very small cultivar located on lot “Las Peñas” in El Naranito II farm. It comes from barely 9,000 coffee trees planted under a massive rock formation were a few springs discharge their crystal clear water right in the middle of the cultivar. Dense fog surrounds the area at midday and the coffee trees are exposed to sunlight only in the morning. Massive shade trees make a dense canopy in this special place of the farm.
This coffee was processed in collaboration with Lucia Solis
Mapache Coffee is a fifth-generation company of coffee producers, owned and managed by Jan-Carlo and Sofia Handtke in the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range of El Salvador. Mapache Coffee employs over 125 locals year- round, but during harvest season, their staff swells to 600 people who work together to build coffee nurseries, replant at Mapache’s six farm properties, and process the perfectly ripe cherries that come from them.
Mapache maintains a strong commitment to the well-being of the coffee forests, ensuring that every farm has a canopy protecting the coffee plants and soil. Their modern wet mill uses limited amounts of water during the washing process, then recycles and reuses that water in the same process. All the remaining pulp from the wet milling process is incorporated back into the farms as compost, returning key nutrients to the soil.
There is a very limited supply of this coffee available - for the coffee lover, you won't want to miss out on the beautiful cup which results from the collective effort of an all star line up of coffee experts.