El Salvador Machape Estate
Tasting Notes – TBD
Name of Farm: Mapache Partida #74 Fantastic Four Casa de Zinc
Region: Ahuachapán a Ataco, El Salvador
Processing type: Washed and depulped at Beneficio El Recreo, then sun dried on clay patios
Altitude: 1,400 meters above sea level
Plant Varietal: Red & Orange Bourbon
Mapache Coffee is a fifth-generation company of coffee producers, owned and managed by Jan-Carlo and Sofia Handtke in the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range of El Salvador. Mapache Coffee employs over 125 locals year-round, but during harvest season, their staff swells to 600 people who work together to build coffee nurseries, replant at Mapache’s six farm properties, and process the perfectly ripe cherries that come from them.
Mapache maintains a strong commitment to the well-being of the coffee forests, ensuring that every farm has a canopy protecting the coffee plants and soil. Their modern wet mill uses limited amounts of water during the washing process, then recycles and reuses that water in the same process. All the remaining pulp from the wet milling process is incorporated back into the farms as compost, returning key nutrients to the soil.
Mapache calls this washed Bourbon lot one of their Fantastic Four Coffees. This specific lot comes from Vía María which is the highest part of the farm. The farm is planted with entirely pure Orange & Red Bourbon plants.