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Heart & Graft Coffee Roastery: Lovesack: El Salvador, Finca Las Mercedes, Honey Process

Tasting notes:

for filter: we tasted red apple and werther’s caramel sweetness, citrus notes and a milk chocolate finish

for espresso: we tasted bright, juicy and super sweet. Flavours red apples and light caramel combine to create flavours of toffee apples followed by a silky milk chocolate finish.

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From Heart & Graft Coffee Roastery:

We cupped a range of potential Loveshack coffees, and this one made us a little bit weak at the knees! It's viscous and sweet like honey with a juicy body. It's very well structured, with tropical fruit nuances of pineapple and pink grapefruit. Two of us were sure there was a banana note in there as well, but that's the joy of tasting coffee! It's the balance of sweetness, body and tropical fruit acidity that makes this a stunner.

Las Mercedes sits on the side of the San Salvador Volcano, overlooking San Salvador, El Salvodor’s capital city. As well as being on the side of a volcano and overlooking the capital, Las Mercedes is surrounded by 100 hectares of nature reserve including a remarkable ‘mini rainforest’ with a noticeable temperature drop as you reach the very highest coffee areas. This micro climate provides great potential for exceptional coffee.

Given the importance of the preservation of the forest, the Aguilar family, in conjunction with a local NGO, have two park rangers that look after the protected natural forest year-round. Coffee grown in forests always has the potential to be special, being its natural habitat and where it originated.

The Aguilars work with a mill nearby to ferment and process the coffee, utilising a method of optical sorting, 12 hour fermentations and sun drying for around 14 days on clay patios.

Farm/Coop: Finca Las Mercedes
Altitude: 1400-1450 masl
Origin: El Salvador, Central America
Region: San Salvador Volcan
Process Method: Honey Process
Varietals: Custcatleco

Roasterr: Heart & Graft Coffee Roastery

Brewing notes

Filter: 20g of coffee; 340ml of water just off the boil; 2 minute steep; 2 minute draw down (4 minute total brew time)

Espresso: 19.5g dose; 42.5ml out; 28 second shot time

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Initial collection: All the coffee

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.