El Salvador - Apaneca, Finca Himalaya - Honey Process
complex, high sweetness and acidity, a sweet and tangy El Salvador honey
|Fragrance:||Tangerine, strawberry, hibiscus, spring garden, vanilla, brown sugar|
|Aroma:||Floral, mango, coconut, cantaloupe, meyer lemon|
|Acidity:||High, green apple, malic|
|Flavor/Nuances:||White grape, key lime, clementine, raisin, drinking chocolate, jasmine, blueberry, brown sugar crust|
|Body/Mouthfeel:||Light, clean, silky|
|Finish/Aftertaste:||Lingering fruit flavors, soft florals, graham cracker, dark chocolate, fig, herbaceous|
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|Process Method:||Black Honey|
About the Producer
Finca Himalaya is owned by Mauricio A. Salaverria, who also owns a farm called Finca Divisadero. This farm is located in a different mountain range than it’s named for: the Apaneca Mountains in El Salvador’s Ataco region. His farms are planted with Bourbon, Pacamara, and Maragogype varieties, as well as cypress, pine andinga shade trees.
The rich volcanic soil and use of shade creates a very hospitable environment for the coffee, and Mauricio has developed his own systems for processing. Coffee is harvested ripe and depulped at a small mill at Finca Divisadero, using stored rainwater. After it’s depulped, the coffee is either moved directly to raised beds for Honey processing, or put in a tank to ferment dry overnight before being washed and laid out on patios to dry.