This month we’re featuring a very impressive natural lot from Finca El Aguila in the Santa Ana region of El Salvador. Natural meaning the coffee fruit is not pulped from the seed as part of processing. We have enjoyed washed Bourbon (coffee varietal) from them for several years and this year we had the opportunity of sourcing part of a small lot of their natural crop. Definitely up there for our best of 2018 selection and well worth trying if you have the chance. Fifth generation coffee farmer Ricardo Ariz has taken extra special care by hand selecting only the ripest cherries harvested. The fruit is then cleaned in tanks and taken out to water channels to ensure even density (ie. no floaters) then transferred to raised beds for 5 days where they are turned manually every 15 minutes to ensure uniform drying before another 15 days sun drying on patios.