El Salvador Buenos Aires Natural
Cherry, Cocoa Nibs, Blueberry
El Salvador Buenos Aires Natural $18.00
Producer: Florence Mathies-Hill and Aida Batlle
Farm: Fince Buenos Aires
Santa Ana, El Salvador
Balanced flavors of cherry, cocoa nibs, and blueberry.
After winning the first El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition in 2003, Aida Batlle has become somewhat of a celebrity in the specialty coffee industry. Her commitment to transparency and quality have garnered admiration as she has helped pioneer modern coffee processing practices. Batlle manages her family’s farms and has expanded her influence through working with other growers under the banner Aida Batlle Selection. This coffee was produced by the J. Hill family on Finca Buenos Aires and is a result of that collaboration. All of Aida’s coffees are processed at the J. Hill mill located in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Over the years we have purchased many lots from Finca Buenos Aires processed using an assortment of processing methods. This Bourbon variety lot was processed using the dry, or natural method of processing, where after harvesting the coffee cherry is left intact and dried whole on raised beds. There is little margin for error with the natural method, but when executed properly the coffee exhibits sweet, distinct, and intense fruit flavors.