Los Andes is a very interesting coffee produced by an outstanding coffee producer. Ernesto Menéndez is a well known name in the coffee industry. Los Andes is a Cup of Excellence award winner in 2010, however his brother won that year.
This year we have bought coffee from three of Ernesto's farms and this is the second to be released. Los Andes has quite an interesting story. Almost 60 years ago, the previous owner of the farm planted SL28 trees on the land which he had taken home from a hunting trip in Kenya. The entire farm is now populated by SL28 and since taking over production, Ernesto managed to place fifth in Cup of Excellence and has continued to produce outstanding coffee. This year we have managed to secure the entire production from this small farm and are really excited to present it to you.
Producer: Ernesto Menéndez
Location: Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range, Santa Ana
Varietal: SL28/Kenya Varietal
Picking period: April 2016
Processing: Fully washed
Flavour description: A smooth and chocolatey cup with notes of honey melon, raspberry, eucalyptus.