Mario's Classis Espresso: Single Origin El Salvador

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Size: 12oz Whole Bean


This new farm partner is a strong representation of what coffee should and can be. We have released this coffee in 2 versions, one as a single origin daily drink, and one as espresso. We also use this coffee in 2 of our blends as its the most versatile coffee in our lineup.

Caramel fragrance, cherry in aroma, flavors of butterscotch, caramel and rose with a smooth aftertaste that leaves a lingering cinnamon note. Mellow orange acidity and a syrupy body all come together to bring a really well balanced cup profile.

The semi-washed process employed by Mario Valiente involves receiving the freshly picked cherries and introducing them into a water tank for several hours. The floated cherries are then moved to the depulper to remove the skin and fruit of the cherry. Once removed, the coffee will go through a demucilager that uses very minimal water to remove most of the mucilage on the parchment. After the coffee has been “semi-washed”, the parchment is intentionally left in a fermentation tank with no water for 8-12 hours before finally making its way to the raised drying beds, where Don Mario slows the speed of drying down to 15-20 days on the beds. This complex drying process brings out a lot of depth in what we would normally think of as a “washed” coffee! The heavy body and mild acidity, combined with the sweet profile makes for great espresso.

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