20 X Alfaro Family Green Bean Pouches
Who are the Alfaro Family?
The Alfaro Family is one of the oldest producers of coffee in El Salvador. The family have won many prizes, continuously scoring highly at every Cup of Excellence show they compete in. They also process the coffee beans for other producers, making them a very important player in the local coffee community.
The Santa Ana region in El Salvador is a well-known area for coffee farming. Apart from the civil war which slowed coffee production in El Salvador as a whole in the 1980s, Santa Ana is renowned for consistently producing quality green beans. This is thanks to the high altitude, tropical weather, volcanic soil and the general wealth of knowledge in the farming community.
One of the unique reasons Alfaro Familia beans’ are so well regarded is their Honey processing. This process provides a fuller aroma and body. The name “honey processing” stems from the honey-like layer on the bean as they are dried. They are then left to dry in the shade for a comparatively longer period of time. The honey-processing gives the bean unique flavours such as vanilla, pepper, fresh mint, apricot and lemon