- Country: El Salvador
- Local Region: Apenaca-Ilamatepec
- Process: Natural
From the Apenaca-Ilamatepec region of El Salvador, the farm of Las Laderas is named due to its naturally slopy terrain, translating into “The Hillside.” Las Laderas has been owned by the same family for three generations, going back to 1930. Originally uncultivated lands, each generation has been planting little by little, turning it into the 300-person operation it is today. The family’s hard work and dedication have led them to be Rain Forest Certified, and they’ve won the Cup of Excellence 4 times! Las Laderas belongs to the Cuzcachapa Cooperative, an organization that values respect, passion for excellence, and vigilance for sustainability. This is proven through the quality production of Las Laderas’s coffee. The cherries are picked in three different stages to obtain the most even, ripe coffee, and all parts of the washing, fermentation, and drying are done at the farm.
Cupping Notes: Exceptionally clean cup with high levels of sweetness and acidity. Notes of chocolate, grape and raspberry