Join us this Thursday, October 29th at our Barrington Village shop for casual coffee with Lucia Ortiz from Finca Las Mercedes in El Salvador. She will be available to meet and chat between 8:00 and 10:00 am. Come to enjoy her spectacular coffee, El Pepinal 1, and great conversation. We are brewing up her coffee all week, so if you cannot make it on Thursday, stop by another time for a cup or two!
Finca Las Mercedes – El Pepinal 1 won 1st place in the 2006 El Salvador Cup of Excellence with a record-breaking score of 94. Our relationship with the producers of El Pepinal 1, the Oritz family, began in 2008. From their history with the Cup of Excellence, we knew they had great coffee, but it was not until we tasted it for ourselves that we realized how fortunate we were to roast and sell this spectacular coffee. El Pepinal 1 is a very complex coffee. It has the distinct aroma of coriander seed and black currant. In the cup, it combines slight floral notes with a bright spiciness. Its effervescent acidity sparkles with notes of peach. You can purchase Lucia’s coffee at our Barrington Village Store or online here!