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El Salvador - La Esperanza - RFA

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El Salvador La Esperanza

Rainforest Alliance, Shade Grown, Washed

Caramel, Almond, Creamy

This delicious El Salvadoran coffee is from the Magaña-Menendez family, who have been producing high quality coffee for over 100 years.

Their farm, Finca La Esperanza, is well known for its environmentally and socially responsible practices.
Their love and pride in coffee growing is well represented in this wonderful Rainforest Alliance coffee.

General Flavor Observations
El Salvador La Esperanza

The coffee profile is characterized by a well-balanced cup with a creamy mouth-feel.

Notes of caramel and almond are well represented within a medium body that tapers smoothly into a finish highlighted with mild lemon.

This unique El Salvador coffee is wonderful, with subtle complexity, and a sweet finish.
Sustainable, well-balanced, and consistent cup quality.

Roast Level Profile Notes
El Salvador La Esperanza

My personal favorite roast level for El Salvador La Esperanza coffee is Full City for the best over-all experience in the cup.

We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how changing the roast level will alter the profile:

City Roast (light roast)

This lighter roast will provide a very nice, clean cup, with a sweet, soft mouth-feel, lemony fruit tones, and a crisp finish. This profile will be a bit lighter, with some hints of nuttiness. A nice choice to experience true Origin Characteristics.

Full City Roast (medium roast) - Preferred

This is the roast level that balances and rounds out all the attributes very nicely. A creamy mouth-feel, with notes of caramel flow into a brown sugar sweetness, and finally winds its way into notes of almond and mild lemon. The acidity is mild and tapers quickly into a soft, round finish. Yum!

Full City (+) Roast

A wonderful transformation to the profile occurs with a Full City (+) roast. The caramelized sugars create a mouth-feel that is silky smooth, with a caramel sweetness and longer finish that is highlighted by notes of orange. This is a great profile, and perfect for those who prefer a bit darker roast.

Darker Roasts

Darker roasts are not recommended. I believe the best attributes of this coffee will be overwhelmed by the darker roast levels.

Additional Information
El Salvador La Esperanza

Finca La Esperanza belongs to the Apaneca Ilamatepec area, which includes the departments of Santa Ana, Sonsonate and Ahuachapán, representing 50% of the producers and the total coffee cultivated area in El Salvador.

The Bourbon variety is characterized by its taste, acidity, body and fragrance.

Within Finca La Esperanza, cultivation of additional crops maintains the biodiversity and health of the ecosystem, attracting a variety of insects and animals that depend on each other for survival.

Finca La Esperanza is managed with environmental and social responsibility in mind, and provides more than twenty direct jobs where workers enjoy safe working conditions and fair wages.

  • Origin: El Salvador
  • Region: Santa Ana
  • Traceable: Region of Santa Ana in Apaneca, LLamatepeq
  • Elevation: 4,501 ft.
  • Process: Fully Washed
  • Drying: Patio Sun Dried
  • Varietal: Bourbon

5 Stars
Exceptional Esperanza!
This is my second bag of Esperanza, and it’s been exceptional. While grinding it the aroma fills the house, adding to the anticipation of that first smooth gulp. Smooth and mellow to the last sip. This is a great coffee for any occasion.
Reviewed by:  from Hendersonville, NC.
5 Stars
Worth a try!
Used a full city + roast and tried this as an espresso. Worked out great! Super smooth.
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Reviewed by:  from Philly.

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