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TEAMWORK Seasonal Espresso | El Salvador


Caramel & Cream
Harvest: January 2019

Country: El Salvador
Producer: Maria Solis de Landaverde and Ana Deisy Hernandez
Region: La Palma, Chaletenago
Process: Washed
Variety: Pacas & Catimor
Altitude: 1,200 masl
Arrival: May 2019

As the seasons change, so does our TEAMWORK espresso, highlighting the very best single origin coffees throughout the year. We’re looking for coffees that are perfectly balanced, sweet and clean, delicious in milk, and with enough complexity to be enjoyed straight up.

Today, nearly half of coffee production comes from countries predicted to lose more than 60% of land suitable for growing coffee. As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes more frequent, coffee farming is becoming increasingly difficult and less profitable for many producers across the globe. World Coffee Research is a non-profit organisation providing farmers with the tools, knowledge, and plants necessary to adapt in a changing climate. Together with our importing partners Caravela, we are donating €1 from every kilogram of TEAMWORK Seasonal Espresso to support their work.

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There are a growing number of female producers in the highlands of El Salvador, and they’re producing some outstanding coffees. These passionate women are almost always more organised in terms of farm management and quality control, or so our importer Caravela inform us! Harvested in January 2019, this coffee represents the work of Ana Deisy and Maria Victoria, who each tend to less than three hectares of land in the volcanic mountain ranges of Chalatenago, El Salvador. This lot is made up almost entirely of the Pacas variety, it's fully washed and sundried on raised patios. Both women oversee all the post-harvest processes, which has produced one of the most impeccably processed coffees we’ve ever seen. The very few visible defects found in both the green and roasted beans, is testament to Ana and Maria’s hard work and incredible attention to detail.
As an espresso, this coffee is sweet and indulgent with lots of deep caramels and a creamy mouthfeel, but it’s by no means heavy! There’s a vibrancy here too, which we’ve come to expect from this small corner of El Salvador. In milk, expect flavours of butterscotch with subtle sweet spices such as nutmeg and ginger.