Another favorite from our roaster at Springbok Coffee!
Cupping Notes: Floral, honey, plum, and vanilla
Origin: Apaneca Llamatepec
Producers: Jan-Carlo & Sofia Handtke
Altitude: 1200-1400 MASL
Varietals: Pacamara Peaberry
Imported by Balzac Brothers
More about this coffee...
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.
La Montaña comes from the highest point at the heart of Finca El Naranjito. This coffee is flawlessly hand-picked, with cherries harvested only at the ripest point and later processed at Mapache’s mill with the utmost attention to detail. The outer layers of the coffee fruit are removed, leaving the sweet, sticky inner layers to produce a honey-processed coffee. The seeds are then dried on raised beds that can be moved into the shade so that the length and speed of the drying process can be controlled. The result is a complex, yet delicate cup with floral notes of honey, vanilla, and plum.