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Las Brumas, Anaerobic Natural SL28 & Pacamara, El Salvador

Las Brumas, Anaerobic Natural SL28 & Pacamara, El Salvador

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Flavour profile: A sweet-like aroma. The coffee has a medium-intense sweetness and flavours of plum, hibiscus and a hint of cranberry. The mouthfeel is creamy, with a medium body, and the aftertaste has a cooling finish of lime.

Colour: Purple
Category: Adventurous
Producers: Ernesto Menéndez
Varietal: SL28 & Pacamara
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Harvest: March 2023
Location: Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range, Santa Ana 
Elevation: 1460 - 2000 meters above sea level
Price transparency: The FOB price paid for this coffee was 4,20 US$/Ib.

Located in the forest of the Apaneca mountain range, Las Brumas is a totally different farm from everything else we have seen. Run by, Ernesto Menéndez, the coffee trees are spread out in the forest to be built up as "wild grown" as possible, without interfering with nature. Ernesto has won the Cup of Excellence several times, and with the coffee of Las Brumas, it has also won the World Barista Championship.  

Drop Coffee and Ernesto Menendes
We have been working together with Ernesto since 2015, buying the coffee from his farms Las Brumas and Los Andes. It was a relationship that started purely based on geekiness in how to create a really high-end cup of coffee. Ernesto is a great producer who constantly cups and improves his methods of growing and processing, something that makes working together really fun, and he has a theory behind every decision in how this coffee was produced. 

The Pacamara and SL28
This seedling of SL28 (Kenyan varietal coffee) is from the Drop exclusive farm, Los Andes, and has quite an interesting story: Almost 70 years ago, the previous owner of the farm planted SL28 seeds on the farm, seeds which had been taken home to El Salvador from a hunting trip in Kenya. There has of course adapted to the growing conditions and terroir, but it still holds that cooling finish and hibiscus notes from the varietal. 

As the SL28 coffee is grown side by side with the Pacamara, Ernesto's philosophy is the mix the two as they belong together and impact each other. So this will be the closest you ever come to a "blend" at Drop Coffee (we only do single-origin since 2011). We find the Pacamara sweet and creamy being most dominant in the cup profile, but lifted up by the bright hibiscus notes, as well as the cooling finish of lime, from the SL28. 

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