New Reserve Coffee El Salvador Cerro Las Ranas

Cerro Las Ranas (the Hill of Frogs) coffee is named after the farm’s lagoon that is populated by thousands of frogs, located in Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. The coffee is produced by JASAL, a family owned operation where Jose Antonio Salaverria and his sons take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail, from year-round farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between. In the pulped natural process (also called a honey process), JASAL pulps perfectly ripened cherries and then dries the coffee beans, still covered in mucilage, on clay patios while constantly turning the beans to ensure even drying. Initial reaction to this coffee from everyone here at VMCT is that this is one of the finest reserve coffees to come our way in a little while. A great compliment to your morning with a buttery croissant or just as is. This coffee can be found under our Reserve Coffee section.

Grower Jose Antonio Salaverria

Altitude 1450- 1780 masl

Variety Bourbon, Pacamara, Sarchimor, Pacas, Catuai, and Caturra

Soil Volcanic loam

Region Apaneca, Ahuachapan, El Salvador

Process Red cherries are classified and once processed mucilage covered beans are taken straight to the patio on elevated tables to be dried

Tasting Notes Black cherries, tropical fruits, dark chocolate

Body Light, crisp, clean

Finish Sweet and lasting



Written by Jen Biro