EL SALVADOR CERRO LAS RANAS HONEY PROCESSED
Hill Tree Roastery LLC
Cerro Las Ranas (the Hill of Frogs) coffee is named after the farm’s lagoon that is populated by thousands of frogs located in Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador.
The coffee is produced by JASAL, a family owned operation where Jose Antonio Salaverria and his sons take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail, from year-round farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between. In the pulped natural process (also called a honey process), JASAL pulps perfectly ripened cherries and then dries the coffee beans, still covered in mucilage, on clay patios while constantly turning the beans to ensure even drying.
A little thinner bodied and a bit wilder in its tones, medium to high acidity which gives it a lot of sweetness – a hint of a soft fruit tone balancing with a stronger bakers chocolate undertone – as the cup cools you get less bakers chocolate and a little cool sweeter malty/caramel/nutty spin. Darker roasts will be low acidity, a bit sweeter and more of a smokey dry malty tone.