Visiting Cooperativa Cuzcachapa in El Salvador was a special pleasure for our team.
Here we sampled some of the coffees that will be arriving in our shops sometime this spring, and experienced the excellence of coffee production as practiced by some of the most attentive and experienced farmers in Central America.
Welcome to Cooperativa Cuzcachapa.
Then the cupping began…
The cupping table is where the selection of this year’s roasts begins.
Mauricio, one of the best cuppers in El Salvador, prepares the coffees for tasting.
Our roastmaster Mike Pilkington samples the coffees Mauricio has prepared.
Coffees are dried on the patio to a very precise percentage of moisture.
Mike and Michael.