Producer // Various Producers
Country // El Salvador
Region // Citalá, Chalatenango
Processing // Honey-Process
Cultivar // Typica, Pacamara, Bourbon
Elevation // 1500-1700 Meters
Tasting Notes // Nougat, Tangerine, Refreshing
Cup Characteristics: Sweet and syrupy upfront like a vibrant tangerine with creamy notes of nougat that help boost the body and the finish, La Palma is pleasing and refreshing to the last sip.
Sourcing Information: Here at Verve, we love working with farmers and importers who develop incredibly special and unique micro-lots. It improves traceability, allows for more understanding of how different variables effect the cup, and more often than not yields something that enables one to truly appreciate all the effort that goes into producing these dynamic coffees. It is remarkably exciting to try different coffees from the same farm and find intense contrast between them, all the while knowing that they were grown less than a hectare apart! The one occasional consequence of buying these exceptional micro-lots is just that: they are micro-lots. Production and availability are sometimes relatively low, and so in order to bring you some of the best coffees in the world, we blend them together to create a super-coffee. Such is the case with La Palma.
The farms that make up this amazing blend are: La Cuestona Lopez, Cerro Negro, and Mama Delia. These three farms, separately, produce amazingly clean honey-processed coffee with loads of character. Together, they create something that might even be better. Two of these farms we are working with for the first time this year. This blend also allows us the ability to purchase new, exciting coffees and have a guaranteed place for them in our lineup.
La Palma is a small town in the mountainous region of Chalatenango. It is loaded with bustling streets of people walking, selling fruit in stands on the side of the road and slow, sauntering horses. The farms in the mountains outside of the city are some of the most special in El Salvador for their unique qualities.
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