El Salvador coffee beans are soft, mellow and mildly acidic. They have a good body and a gentle sweetness with a fragrant flavour which is ideal for those with a delicate palate. You can expect to find notes of chocolate, nut, caramel, fruit and a light honey sweetness for a mild and gentle flavour.
El Salvador is known for producing incredible, high-quality coffee beans. There are a number of popular coffee-producing regions in the country including Ahuachapan, Chalatenango, La Libertad, Santa Ana, San Salvador, and Morazan. The coffee-growing regions are typically warm and dry, apart from the Alotepec Metapán mountain range which is usually more humid with cooler temperatures. The rich volcanic soil, yearly rainfall of around 71 inches and high altitudes of 900 and 1,200 metres above sea level contribute to the excellent quality coffee beans from El Salvador.
Our El Salvador coffee beans arrive as green coffee and are roasted at our Liverpool HQ into a delightful light to medium roast. We only roast Arabica coffee beans because they’re the best, so you won’t find any Robusta or dark roast coffee beans at Neighbourhood Coffee. You can either buy El Salvador coffee beans as whole beans or ground coffee and we can grind it to suit your brewing method.
So, why not check out our range of El Salvador coffee beans and buy yours now?
Apaneca-Ilamatepec, otherwise known as Santa Ana, after the nearby volcano, is the most well-known region, but others, like the Chichontepec, Tepeca-Chinameca, and Quezaltepec are all other growing areas with good altitudes and rich soils.
Fernando Lima’s family have been growing coffee since the 1930’s, and Finca Serbia is a testament to the decades of experience they have accumulated. Tall shade trees, cedars, balsalms and oaks form a protective canopy over the coffee trees, blocking the UV of the intense summer sun, even at 1100 metres above sea level. The rich volcanic soils of the Apaneca region, the plentiful rainfall, plus rigorous attention to detail in every area means the finished coffee is perfectly balanced, and is fast becoming a favourite at NCR Towers, especially brewed as espresso. The plantations at Serbia were replanted with coffee-rust (roya) resistant varieties, so as the rest of the country struggled with coffee rust disease in the mid 2010’s, Serbia’s production was stable. The coffee is processed at the onsite mill, allowing control of every stage of the process.
El Salvador coffees tend to be sweet and chocolatey, so expect: