Regular reader will know that I think El Salvador and the consejo who organise the farmers in the specialty sector are superstars in the world of coffee. As a micro roaster I love to know more about the people we have the coffee from. I still get a buzz when I see a picture or read something from a farm of which I use the coffee.
You see I spend every day for a year (and in many cases longer) working with that coffee, just as the previous 12 moths is spent in the custody of the people who grow it. Photo’s and letter from the farmer make it feel like a complete cycle anlong with the feedback form you guys the cusotemrs. We all share so much in common but we are separated by many miles and different cultures.
El Salvador seems to link people together better than any one else. Today I received an email from Ernesto Menéndez the grower of the cup of excellence coffee we won last week. Just sharing how happy he is we bought his coffee and attaching some photos of the most fantastic farm you have ever seen.
You see these little touches along with some of the best espresso coffee in the world, the natural resource of 70% bourbon coffee and a consejo that is so proactive makes El Salvador one of my favourite growing origins. Great coffee with a great story always works better.