EL SALVADOR DIAMANTE (SHG) - Dark Roast Coffee
Coffee with a rich body, notes of chocolate and a mild acidity which hints of oranges.
What you need to know...
- Flavours - chocolatey with hints of oranges
- Aroma - rich
- Body - rich and creamy
- Acidity - mild
Espressos and milky drinks such as lattes and cappuccinos.
The finer details...
- Country: El Salvador
- Region: Sierra Apaneca, Ilamatepec, Santa Ana and Izalco Volcanoes, Los Naranjos
- Altitude: 1,350 m above sea level
- Varietal: Bourbon, Pacas, Catimor
- Harvesting Period: January - March
- Processing: Washed, sun and mechanically dried
El Salvador, the most densely populated country on the American mainland, has around 24,000 coffee producers on 16,000 Hectares of land. The coffee farms are located at an altitude between 800 and 1,500 meters above the sea level.
SHG - Strictly High Grown specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude around 1,350 m. Coffee grown at a higher altitude and lower temperature produces a slower maturing fruit and a denser bean, which creates a more desirable speciality cup.
The Diamante beans are sourced primarily from the highlands in the Sierra Apaneca Ilamatepec region, including the volcanoes of Santa Ana, Izalco, Las Ninfas and Laguna Verde, and the mountains of El Aguila, Los Naranjos and Malacara.