>Altitude: 1200-1400 meters
>Tasting Notes: cranberry, grapefruit, apple, caramel, cherry
>Roast temperature: 405 degrees
El Salvador El Batallon
Mapache Coffee is a fifth-generation company of coffee producers, owned and managed by Jan-Carlo and Sofia Handtke in the Apaneca
Ilamatepec mountain range of El Salvador.
Mapache Coffee employs over 125 locals year-round, but during harvest season, their staff swells to 600 people who work together to
build coffee nurseries, replant at Mapache’s six farm properties, and process the perfectly ripe cherries that come from them.
Mapache maintains a strong commitment to the well-being of the coffee forests, ensuring that every farm has a canopy protecting the
coffee plants and soil. Their modern wet mill uses limited amounts of water during the washing process, then recycles and reuses that water in the same process. All the remaining pulp from the wet milling process is incorporated back into the farms as compost, returning key nutrients to the soil.
Lot El Batallon has been producing some of the best coffees from Mapache for the past 10 years. It is blessed with a microclimate due to its geography; surrounded by untouched forest it receives more moisture and nutrients than other parts of the farm. The Bourbon trees are scattered around this lot and managed over a multiple-stem growing system; a very skilled and knowledgeable group of coffee pickers are selected for harvest. This Bourbon is flawlessly hand-picked, cherries are selected at the ripest point and are later processed in our mill with attention to detail, dried on our clay patios, and then finished over raised beds.