MONTE VERDE | EL SALVADOR | RENE CONTRERAS | WASHED
Country: El Salvador Region: Santa Ana Washing station: Monte Verde Elevation:1450masl Cultivar: Bourbon & Pacas Process: Washed
Import partner: Root 86 Coffee
Notes: Orange, Clover honey, Hazelnut, Sweet
We are thrilled to have two lots from Rene Contreas - This traditional washed process bean and its natural processed partnerfound here This is a great opportunity to try the same coffee, form the same farm & producer processed as a natural and a washed!
El Salvador Monte Verde is a bourbon varietal from the town of Santa Ana, where the Contreras family has been growing coffee for the past five generations. The yellow and red bourbon coffee trees grow in rich clay soil at 1200-1500 MASL, then are set to dry in the sun. This is a family-run enterprise and is a long-term development relationship with the importer Keffa Coffee.
The Contreras family grew up listening to the stories of their grandparents about how they formed what today is Finca Monte Verde, a family legacy of sacrifice and passion from over 100 years of experience. Influence from the farms biodiversity and shade has an extremely positive impact on the quality of coffee and environment, producing a variety of tasting notes ranging from chocolate and caramel to floral and fruity. Continuous improvements allow focus on diversifying the varieties of coffee, implementing better post-harvest practices, new processing techniques. These newfound practices not only help produce a coffee of excellent quality but also helps to grow as an independent coffee grower, growing the family business, and creating the opportunity to contribute to the development of Canton Monte Verde where the farm is located.