Taste: Honey, Toffee, Cacao butter
Farm: Finca San Antonio
Country: El Salvador
Variety: Red bourbon
Altitude 1400 masl
Producer: Cooperative members
Certificate: Ranfores Alliance
This is the second time we are buying from San Antonio. This time round we have chosen a packed full of flavour washed red bourbon. Expect lovely honey notes with nutty toffee and smooth cacao butter to round things off. We think it's great as a morning espresso, flat white and even as an afternoon filter.
San Antonio Amatepec's social and environmental policy, the treatment of their workers and the excellent relationship with the local communities, confirms that they are one of the most progressive coffee farms in El Salvador
El Salvador has come a long way as one the most efficient coffee producers in the world. By 1880 gourmet coffee had become the main export crop passing indigo. Since coffee was in such high demand, the Government introduced legislation such as tax breaks for farmers and elimination of export duties for coffee producers. This led to the development of roads and railways leading to the farms, and the integration of indigenous communities into the national economy.
To be RFA certified means having standards that are intended to protect the environment and the rights of workers. This certification allows the farmers to have a sustainable farm-management system, control costs, gain efficiencies, improve crop quality, and maintain the wildlife habitat. In sum, the certification ensures consumers that the Rainforest Alliance certified coffee that they drink supports sustainable supply and demonstrates the importance of responsible coffee sourcing.
All our coffees are freshly roasted and packed in fully recyclable bags at our roastery in Penryn, Cornwall. In order to preserve the quality and freshness, we roast and pack your coffee on the day of dispatch.
We roast, hand-pack and ship all orders on Monday and Thursday, including Smält Hot Chocolates, merchandise and hardware items.
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Royal Mail First Class - £3.00
Royal Mail Signed For delivery is available for £4.00
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