El Salvador - "Black Honey" Process (Direct Trade)
"Black Honey" refers to the way in which the coffee cherries were harvested and readied for export. A layer of sticky fruit from the inner layers of the coffee cherry is left on the bean/seed as it is dried on a patio in the open sun. The fruit dries up and ferments, yielding a black, honey like pectin on the beans. The roasted coffee has a unique character due to this process.
Sweet, brown sugar and dried strawberries. Delicate mouthfeel and tart, wine-like acidity build a piquant profile.
Direct from the farmer herself, Claudia personally delivered this coffee to the roasting facility and told us all about her family farm and the coffee she is so proud to produce.