Aida Batlle's 100%Bourbonvariety coffee from the northeast slope of the Santa Ana volcano is a true classic. Cultivated with the utmost care and craftsmanship by one of the most dedicated producers we know, coffee from Finca Mauritania reveals its pedigree through immaculately clean and perfectly balanced sweetness and brightness. Look for notes of sweet almond and apple over a light and creamy body.
Through early-July 2021
This coffee is the product of a dedicated, passionate artisan of coffee farming: Aida Batlle. Coffee runs in Aida's blood; she is a fifth generation coffee producer. It was her great-great-grandfather who is credited with bringing the Bourbon variety—for which El Salvador is famous—to El Salvador. Aida has been managing the family's farms since 2003, when, in her first year as a full-time coffee farmer, her coffee won top prize at the inaugural El Salvador Cup of Excellence Competition.
We have never met a coffee farmer quite as passionate and dedicated to quality as Aida, and we have been amazed and gratified as, year after year, Aida pours her heart and soul into her harvest. Aida obsesses over the smallest details of coffee cultivation and harvesting: from pruning techniques, to finding the perfect point to pick her coffees, to the exploration of difficult, taste-enhancing washing and drying techniques. We have seen Aida dive into a full tank of coffee cherries to retrieve a single unripe bean. She is that passionate about absolute coffee perfection.
From Aida’s forefather’s introduction of the Bourbon variety to El Salvador, to her refinement of it’s cultivation, harvest and processing generations later...raising the bar for coffee quality in El Salvador is a family tradition. It’s no wonder that coffee from this family's farms represent some of the best coffee in the country.
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