Region: Central America
Country: El Salvador
Farm: La Prudencia Estate
Cupping notes: Citrus notes, Orange, Chocolate, and Caramel
Cupping Score: 85.5 this is in the top 10% of the coffees grown and harvested in the world
- Nine Coffees in One! - The farm where we purchase our Farmer's Blend from grows 9 different varietals of coffees and blends them all into one! Hence, the name! This is so unique that we've never seen it before on any other farm in the world. It's like a mixed greens salad of coffee! You get smooth coffee, earthy coffee, bold, mild, and floral types, all in one cup. It's honestly pretty magical. You'll have to try it and see for yourself!
- Single Origin - This is a truly single origin coffee, from a single farm in El Salvador, "La Prudencia Estate."
- Small Batch Artisan Roasted - Our founder Robie roasts every bean to perfection! Over the past 20 years, he has turned his hobby into a passion and then a small business that continues to this day. More often than not, you can find him roasting coffee in our warehouse, watching the entire process every time.
- Fresh Roasted - We roast all of our coffee in-house daily, and ship it freshly roasted to you, many times on the same day it was roasted! Fresh is better. Period. If you purchase coffee in a grocery store, it's often the same great quality coffee that you could get in a local roaster, but it's been sitting in a warehouse for awhile, and sitting on a shelf for who knows how much longer.
A letter from La Prudencia Estate:
La Prudencia Coffee Estate, is a family owned coffee farm located in Comasagua, El Salvador, at an altitude of 4,000 ft above sea level, in what is known as “Cordillera del Bálsamo”, or the Bálsamo Mountain Range.
The farm soil is composed, mostly of volcanic materials, deposited over the last 1,000 years from all the volcanic eruptions in El Salvador, giving our coffee unique minerals, for the plant to produce nutrient rich coffee beans. It is worth noting that, this mountain range is El Salvador’s first line of defense against the Pacific Hurricanes, so yes! all our coffee plants receive that beneficial sea breeze with more minerals deposited into our plant’s leaves, which makes our coffee unique in our region.
We are working hard each day to make a difference in our area; producing coffee is not as easy as many would think, in 2015, a devastating disease, called Coffee Leaf Rust, attacked Central America, which affected catastrophically the coffee plants, reducing overall yields and many people lost their jobs, especially those whose only income is from working in the coffee farm.
What makes us different, is that no matter what, we kept working hard, planning ahead to build a more resilient farm against climate change, disease and social problems. With social and environmentally sustainable practices, we are offering the main specialty varietals from our farm, like Pacamara, Bourbon, Icatu, Pacas, we’ve reduced our dependence on chemical products, like herbicides, and we’ve decided to increase labor, to create more fair-waged jobs in our area.
We’ve permanently employed 10 workers, and create throughout the year over 30 temporary positions, to help us trim shade trees, manually harvest coffee, and other labor - intensive activities inside the farm.