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El Salvador La Divina Providencia

The cup has a fine brightness, well-defined, crisp acidity, orange-peach sweetness, refined honey as it cools, graham cracker at lighter roasts. The finish has a pleasant tartness, peach skins - lemon tea. A light roast of this would make a great afternoon iced coffee! City+ to Full City.
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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate No
Region Central America
Grade SHB/EP
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City. Full City+ works well for espresso.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Not far from Finca Siberia is a small farm called La Divina Providencia. It is in the Palo de Campana canton of Santa Ana district. The farm was bought 9 years ago by its current owner, Roberto Ulloa, and was in poor condition then. During a period of historic low prices, the "coffee crises" as people call it, many farms were abandoned. It made no sense to farm coffee; you lost money with each bag you produced. Roberto saw potential in this farm, situated at 1600 meters on average, and made quality improvements. He re-planted coffee shrubs, and built a traditional wet mill to process his own coffee cherry. This is the first year we have offered the coffee, but I was really attracted by the cup quality.
The fragrance from the dry grounds has a reverberant sweetness, brown sugar and butterscotch. There is an orange essence present too, and this comes out more adding the hot water. Orange-mandarin scents emerge in the wet aroma, with citrus flower and a caramel backdrop. The cup has a fine brightness, well-defined and crisp acidity, with orange-peach fruited sweetness. A refined honey flavor comes out as the cup temperature drops, and graham cracker roast taste at lighter roasts. It's not a powerhouse coffee, but a nice delicate cup that intensifies on the palate as it cools. The finish turns toward a pleasant tartness, peach skins - lemon tea. It makes me think that a light roast of this would make a great afternoon iced coffee too...