Carmen Natural

El Salvador




PRODUCER Alfaro family, Finca El Carmen
REGION Apaneca & Ilamatepec, El Salvador
VARIETY Red Bourbon and Pacas
ALTITUDE 1300 meters
TASTES LIKE Loganberry, brown sugar, and complex qualities
SIZE 12 ounces

Roasted one business day after order.

The Carmen Natural is another exciting lot from one of our favorite producing families in El Salvador, the Alfaros. This offering is a full natural, and consists of Red Bourbon and Pacas varieties. It is always exciting when we can feature two differently processed coffees from the same farm at the same time. It gives us an opportunity to show folks how critical processing is in coffee production. It is no exaggeration to claim that a natural and a washed coffee can be as different as a red and a white wine.

Just to remind everyone, processing is the word we use to refer to the stage of fruit removal. Washed coffees use water and fermentation while naturals use no water and leave the fruit on the bean to dry up like a raisin. Many coffee lovers find they have a preference for one over the other while some are fortunate enough to have a deep appreciation for both. Take some time to taste this one alongside the Carmen Washed and encourage curious customers to do so as well!