Salvador Sierra Nevada
What is a Micro-lot? It is a very small lot from a single farm that has been deliberately set aside from other coffee because it has a top-notch, 85+ cupping score. Most micro-lots come from a single farmer, but they can also be the "cream of the crop" from an estate or cooperative. These micro-lots are sometimes processed separately from the other coffee beans in either a natural or honey method. These coffees are unique, fully traceable and have a compelling story to tell. They are available only in small quantities, and consequently cost more than regular specialty coffee. When purchasing these coffees grower are paid directly, at prices from one and half to three times the going market rate, in order to encourage them to continue making the effort to produce such green coffee gems. To preserve their superb quality and to allow these coffee beans to remain at peak flavor for years, cutting-edge shipping & storage techniques by vacuum-packing the beans, or packing in GrainPro® bags, is used right after the pergamino (parchment) is removed at the dry mill; the ideal time to do it, just prior to export.
Honey method coffee’s are prized for their clarity and vibrant notes. Removing all of the cherry prior to drying allows the intrinsic flavors of the bean to shine without anything holding them back. Fruit notes are still found in washed coffees, however, fermented notes and berry notes are less common.
Semi-Washed Cupping: Fine acidity and Round Body. Very sweet with caramel notes. Chocolate aftertaste.