El Salvador SHG Bourbon
These beans were fully washed of all fruit and mucilage before drying, yielding only the pure taste of the beans. What you receive is a floral, fruity coffee with apple and hazelnut sweetness. The darker roasts give up the apples, leaving behind lemon peel and nuts.
Pleasantly strong aromas of ripe apple and lemons are apparent at this roasting level.
We roast this coffee to a toasty medium to bring out the sweet hazelnut/almond cream while preserving the lemon notes.
Highly caramelised, sweet and almond/hazel-nutty with a creamy finish. Just a touch of lemon peel is left to keep it balanced with a refreshing finish.
El Salvadore is home to a huge range of coffee farms, carefully growing pleasing, mild beans destined for use in top-end blends. However as you go higher up into the mountains, above 1,200 to 1,500 ft, you get into upper echelons of El Salvadore’s growers. Here, these specialty coffee beans are given the designation of Strictly High-Grown, or SHG for short. These beans hold their own, with distinctive flavours and aromas that well deserve your attention.
The beans in this batch are Bourbon, a varietal that excels when grown at high-altitudes, very slowly absorbing nutrients from the volcanic soils and developing their complex flavours. If you enjoy your coffee on the lighter side, you these Bourbon beans will fill your nose with the scents of sweet apples, fresh flowers and lemon citrus.
Resting Your Coffee
Right after roasting, coffee needs some time to chill for a minimum of three days. Our roasting cycle ensures that when you receive the beans, it’ll already have rested the minimum needed. However, the flavours will continue to improve over a time. How long? Well that depends on the roasting level you ordered.
Generally your coffee will be at it’s peak after:
Light: 7-9 days after roast date
Roaster’s Choice: 5-7 days after roast date
Dark: 3-5 days after roast date
But every bean and person is different so please experiment and find what works for you!
No Pre-Ground Beans?
Unfortunately no. We would love to make your experience as convenient as possible, and while grinding your own beans is firmly in the mildly to very annoying category, we simply can’t do this for you.
The reason being, the second you grind your beans, you expose every nook and cranny to delicious coffee’s nemesis: oxygen. Too much oxygen and your coffee can go stale before you receive it in the post.
As delicious tasting coffee is our most important product we can’t take the risk of sending you a convenient but bland ground beans. Our best advice would be for you to buy a grinder.
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