El Salvador Ilamatepec FINCA LA ILLUSION Honey - ESPRESSO - Roast Date 23 June 2022
- Clean cup with long aftertaste
- Buttery mouthfeel
- Milk chocolate notes
Producer: Jose Antonio Salaverria
Region: Mountains nearby Santa Ana
Processing: Honey Processing
Variety: Bourbon & Catuai
Altitude: Around 1540 masl
FOB: USD 8.25 / kg
Importer: Nordic Approach
Rob says: One of the best honey processing origins in the world is El Salvador, and in this region in particular they nailed this process into perfection.
But how did they do this microlot at FINCA LA ILLUSION exactly? Their standard procedure is to take the parchment from the pulpers directly to the patio for drying, but in this case they decided to soak most of our purchased coffees over night for 10 hours after pulping which probably will make the coffee even more elegant. The cup is brighter and cleaner, seems like shelf life can be increased and the acidity profile more distinct. The cups tend to be more closed in the beginning, but they normally opens up a lot after some months after picking. After soaking the beans are then dried on clay patio or on drying beds up to 15 days.