ESP | El Salvador Las Palmas
Classic Profile | Medium roast
Tasting Notes: Raw Sugar, Butter, Earthy
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Las Palmas is grown in the mountains surrounding the town of La Palma in the department of Chalatenango. Several smallscale farmers, like Sara Hernandez (pictured right) grew and harvested the coffee that contributed to this lot.
La Palma is one of the most visited municipalities in the department of Chalatenango. It is a picturesque town that has a cool climate and beautiful landscapes. It is characterized by the painted town walls that mimic the crafts that are made in this place. The beautiful traditional crafts in the area are carved in wood and painted with very striking colors, in addition, finely embroidered fabrics are also carefully made. In 1984, Las Palmas served as the stage for the first attempts to conduct peace talks between the guerrillas and the El Salvadoran government. For this reason, it is sometimes known as "the cradle of peace", and a town park was created to memorialize this.
Pacas, Bourbon, Catuai
1200 - 1500 meters
DID YOU KNOW
El Salvador is the birthplace of the Pacas and Pacamara varietals, the latter being a hybrid of the Pacas and Maragogype.
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 3,430 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This is the second year we've featured coffee from this group of farmers around La Palma. The relativelly lower elevation yields a sugary and nutty coffee that echoes classic Salvadorian flavors, and make it a perfect choice for the Classic profile.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
15 x 70 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2022)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from 27th February to 23rd March in Brooklyn. We use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.