las isabellas: el salvador


tastes like pineapple, papaya & dark chocolate


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This gorgeous Natural SL28 from Finca Las Isabellas in El Salvador has ripe pineapple and papaya notes with a rich, dark chocolate mouthfeel.

SL varieties are unusual in Central America so we’re excited to add this SL28 lot to the rotation. A product of the skill and knowledge from Emilio López & Jose Roberto Santamaría’s multigenerational coffee-producing families. They acquired Finca Las Isabellas in 2007 (1 of 6 farms they co-own) and now focus on producing SL varieties, Pacamara, Pacas and Red Bourbon. They have an on-site wet mill, Tequendama, where they process their own cherry and those of neighboring farms.

To support the producing communities near Finca Tequendama and Finca Las Isabellas, Emilio & Roberto created their project “Growing Together” in April 2021. They offer workshops for suppliers to help them increase their productivity & quality. They also provide medical assistance and educational programs for the youth. Much of the 245 hectare farm is planted with coffee, but Roberto & Emilio have kept 87 hectares as a natural reserve for local species. The reserve also protects a local water source that runs through the farm.

Cherries are selectively handpicked and delivered to Tequendama Mill. The ripe, red cherry is washed and then transported to the patios, laid out to dry and raked frequently. It takes approximately 12-14 days for it to dry.



  • origin: apaneca, ahuachapán, el salvador
  • produced by: las isabellas – emilio lópez & jose roberto santamaría
  • processing method: natural
  • varietal: SL28
  • elevation: 900 to 1,340m above sea level
  • roasted for: filter



ratio: 1:15  |  time: 2.30-3mins  |  temp: 92°C

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