Dark Chocolate & Caramel
Harvest: Feb-March 2020
Country: El Salvador
Producer: 4 Smallholder Farmers
Altitude: 1,500-1,800 masl
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 balanced and sweet, delicious in milk, and with enough complexity to be enjoyed straight up.
At this time of year, we source our coffee from El Salvador, and more specifically, the region of Chalatenango, in the north of the country. This particular lot represents the work of 4 smallholder farmers from Montecristo Trifinio national park, which also shares its borders with Guatemala and Honduras. The park is a designated biosphere reserve with breathtaking views, and the land is sustainably farmed and protected. The rich biodiversity and climate found here is ideal for coffee production.
This lot is 100% Pacamara variety, known for its large beans and exceptional cup quality. We picked this coffee for its lovely chocolate and caramel notes, and you can expect a medium acidity with lots of sweetness! As an espresso it's rich, sweet and balanced and reminds us of millionaire shortbread in milk.
Today, nearly half of coffee production comes from countries predicted to lose more than 60% of land suitable for growing coffee by 2050. 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 €0.50 from every Kg of TEAMWORK Seasonal Espresso to support their work.
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