Finca Himalaya, Apaneca Mountain El Salvador
Notes: Tropical Fruit, Coffee Cherry, Caramel
Finca Himalaya is a 60-hectare farm owned by Mauricio A. Salaverria, who also owns a farm called Finca Divisadero. This farm is located in a different mountain range than it’s named for: the Apaneca Mountains in El Salvador’s Ataco region. The rich volcanic soil and use of shade create a very hospitable environment for the coffee, and Mauricio has developed his own systems for processing.
Process: Natural Natural coffees are typically delivered the day they are harvested, and are first sorted for ripeness and quality before being rinsed clean of dirt. Then they are spread on raised drying beds or tables, where they will be rotated constantly throughout the course of drying. Drying can take an average of 8–25 days, depending on the weather.
Notes: Balanced, sweet and winey with a syrupy mouthfeel, lots of tropical fruit with papaya, tangy fresh coffee cherry and caramel flavors.
Whole Bean, Ground Medium (Drip), Ground Fine (Espresso)