El Salvador Finca La Montanita Bourbon

El Salvador Finca La Montanita Bourbon

Farm Description

We have bought small lots of Finca La Montanita for years now, often the Pacamara coffee, but also Bourbon. When I cupped the Bourbon last season in El Salvador, I was really amazed; Montanita was the best coffee I tasted on the entire trip. The owner of Montanita is Antonio Rene Aguilar Lemus, and this is a fairly small farm of 17.5 Hecatares in total. The farm was handed down through the Aguilar family. The Aguilars run their own wet-mill so all steps of the coffee cultivation and processing are under the control of the farm. While the farm is not organic certified, it could be; they do not use herbicides and practices manual weed control. They use organic fertilizers like chicken manure, coffee pulp and they count on nature for insect control. La Montanita is located in the Alotepec Mountain Range and has excellent altitude for coffee (1460 meters, 4790 feet) which accounts for the slowly-maturing, dense coffee seeds and better acidity in the cup. La Montanita placed several times in the Cup of Excellence, including #2 place in 2006 and #3 in 2010. We offered this coffee many times going back to 2004, when we bought the CoE lot.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The cup is great; it has a dark sweetness, the balanced acidity of ripe fruit, syrupy body and rounded mouthfeel. The fragrance from the dry grounds is wonderful; dark honey, sweet cinnamon, blackberry (mora). In the wet aroma there is sweet spice (nutmeg and cinnamon), with a syrupy black currant sweetness. The cup has a lush, mouth-filling quality. It's bright with tartaric acidity, but not with an aggressive or sour aspect. Plum and grape express the fruit qualities of the cup, paired with a cocoa roast taste at City roast. City+ and Full City roast have the best character for Montanita, with a tenor-level roast taste of bittersweet chocolate. This rather restrained (and very sweet) flavor profile is quite amazing for SO espresso.



Lot Size

23 69KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City roast.


Wet Process



Grade & Appearance

.0 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen


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Coffee farms on volcanic soils, near La Montanita

Typical shading over coffee, El Salvador


#1 50 Pound Box Availability

Hi There

I am aiming to purchase 1x50 pound of this coffee, but it is currently coming up as out of stock when I try to add to cart.

Can you please advise if the 50 pound bags will become available again for this coffee, and if so help to provide a leadtime for when they will be back in stock?

Many thanks

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