El Escudo

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<b>Variety: </b> Catuai, Bourbon
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<b> Processing: </b> Washed
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<b> Origin: </b> Santa Ana, El Salvador
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<b> Producers:</b> The Salaverria Family
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<b> Altitude: </b> 1600m
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The Salaverria family is a powerhouse of specialty coffee production in El Salvador. They manage a range of diverse farms planting Bourbon, Catuai, Pacas, and Caturra beans across the Santa Ana region. During the harvest season, coffees from all their farms are brought to their centrally located Las Cruces mill where they are processed in lot-separated batches. Owning the mill allows the Salaverria family to process each lot to their liking, and experiment with different approaches to coaxing flavors out of their beans. This lot from their El Escudo tablon is double-soaked, which requires extra time for the coffee to be soaked again after the traditional washing process. The second soak ensures the beans are completely free of mucilage, which helps maintain their integrity during the drying process and amps up the clarity of the flavors in the resulting cup. </p> 
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You'll see what we mean about clarity when you brew some El Escudo: a bold dark chocolate base, juicy cherry sweetness, and a bright zing of raspberry flavor are immediately distinct. The body of this cup is super light and the flavors are clean, lending itself well to a batch brew for sharing with friends. We love when coffee is processed in a way that brings out its best traits, and thanks to stellar beans and expert growers empowered to experiment, El Escudo truly shines. Don't forget to leave us a comment, and check in on what the rest of the club is up to. Remember, the only thing better than excellent coffee is sharing it with others! </p>

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Cherry, Raspberry

Variety: Catuai, Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Santa Ana, El Salvador

Producers: The Salaverria Family

Altitude: 1600m

The Salaverria family is a powerhouse of specialty coffee production in El Salvador. They manage a range of diverse farms planting Bourbon, Catuai, Pacas, and Caturra beans across the Santa Ana region. During the harvest season, coffees from all their farms are brought to their centrally located Las Cruces mill where they are processed in lot-separated batches. Owning the mill allows the Salaverria family to process each lot to their liking, and experiment with different approaches to coaxing flavors out of their beans. This lot from their El Escudo tablon is double-soaked, which requires extra time for the coffee to be soaked again after the traditional washing process. The second soak ensures the beans are completely free of mucilage, which helps maintain their integrity during the drying process and amps up the clarity of the flavors in the resulting cup.

You'll see what we mean about clarity when you brew some El Escudo: a bold dark chocolate base, juicy cherry sweetness, and a bright zing of raspberry flavor are immediately distinct. The body of this cup is super light and the flavors are clean, lending itself well to a batch brew for sharing with friends. We love when coffee is processed in a way that brings out its best traits, and thanks to stellar beans and expert growers empowered to experiment, El Escudo truly shines. Don't forget to leave us a comment, and check in on what the rest of the club is up to. Remember, the only thing better than excellent coffee is sharing it with others!

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Marcia Finkelstein

GRETNA

Member Since
October '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Smooth

Very smooth and flavorable. No hint of bitterness.

12/16/18

Daniel S Bieler

Philadelphia

Member Since
September '18
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Solid cup

Nice choc base with the berry coming through subtly at the end. Anise was very present and with the sweetness gave a nice biscotti vibe at times. You can tell this was made with care and pride. Very good stuff!

12/18/18

Andre Resner

Salisbury

Member Since
February '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Rich

Delicious morning Joe. Rich, full-bodied, but well balanced too. Pour me another.

12/23/18

Melvin Weatherly

Seattle

Member Since
December '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Great coffee!

On my first cup of this and am loving it! So many notes in this coffee, it’s definitely not your standard cup of java!

12/26/18

Christy Herman

Pebble Beach`

Member Since
December '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

the perfect coffee (for me!)

I just started ordering from Moustache and this is my second order. I am very fussy and this is an incredible coffee that suits me to a T! Well rounded, deep smooth taste, warm and -yes, chocolatey, and not acid at all. I would order this over and over - with a change now and again!

12/29/18

Melanie Claire Wiggins McMillan

Fayetteville

Member Since
April '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

CHOC LOVERS....#donotmiss

This is a deep flavored wonderful cup of yumminess that brings love to my mornings. Even in this hellish time in our country.

01/10/19

Alex Groves

Steamboat Springs

Member Since
November '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Good but not my preference

This coffee isn't bright enough for me. Still very good and the flavor notes are accurate.

01/13/19

Alex Groves

Steamboat Springs

Member Since
November '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Good but not my preference

This coffee isn't bright enough for me. Still very good and the flavor notes are accurate.

01/13/19

Tyler Halstead

Chicago

Member Since
July '18
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Good, but nothing special

That's about all. Salvadorian coffees tend to be smooth, but not mind-blowing in my opinion. This fits the bill.

03/11/19