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El Salvador Finca El Cerro Black Honey

  • $19.99

This direct trade offering comes to us from Don Atilio Zepeda owner of Finca El Cerro. Located in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, the farm cultivates Pacamara, also referred to as a “big-bean” variety due to its dramatically larger than normal size. This coffee was recently featured in a "Big-Bean" tasting article by Coffee Review (read here). Expect a lilac aroma with intense maple sweetness, fresh mango and a vanilla finish.

Weight 12 oz. (340g)

Coffee Info

In a honey process method, some of the fruit flesh is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. Black honey means that the beans are subjected to a longer drying process, versus its red, white or yellow counterpart. This coffee was produced with BioKrop Project, an initiative of a consortium of various single-origin specialty microlot coffee farms across the six mountain regions of El Salvador. The coffee is produced under the technical advisory of Tierra Bendita, a small family business dedicated to agriculture in Western El Salvador. Its focus is to work with nature to improve the soil using microorganisms, compost and natural fertilizers. These agroecological farming practices yield healthy sustainable harvests in the production of coffee, cocoa, honey, plantains, and other basic grains commodities.

Roast Profile  Medium- Light
Process Black Honey
Variety Pacamara
Location Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range, El Salvador


Don Atilio Zepeda



Coffee Review, November 2018
Overall Score: 93

"Delicate, crisply fruit-toned. Concord grape, almond nougat, honeysuckle, bay leaf, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel."