Tasting notes: Cherry, lime, caramel
With a reputation for producing top-tier specialty coffee, the Apeneca-Ilamatepec region of El Salvador is the largest coffee-producing region in the country, home to the Himalaya estate.
Growing strictly bourbon variety, Himalaya’s coffee is shade-grown between 1,500-2,400m on a farm that has been family-run and owned for over 150 years.
With the country’s highest active volcano (Santa Ana) nearby, this region possesses incredibly fertile volcanic soil, consistent among many Central American coffee-producing countries.
The high altitude of the Himalaya Estate combines with the fertile soils of the region to produce a distinctive cup. Natural-processed, the coffee cherry is left intact on the beans giving them their intense, fruit-heavy flavour.