Ernesto Menendez Finca Las Brumas - El Salvador
We were first introduced to Ernesto Menendez all the way back in 2012 shortly after he won the El Salvador Cup of Excellence. It has been an incredible pleasure working with Ernesto each year, as he is a forward thinking, extremely savvy producer who continues to increase his quality year after year. Finca Las brumas starts off at 1500 meters, and extends all the way up to 2000+ meters! The lots we bring to Elixr are of his highest elevations: "Mountanita" and "Wild Forest". His "Wild Forest" coffee is extremely special. Here, Ernesto plants the coffee trees very far from one another and uses the natural biodiversity of the forest to keep the nutrients in his soil pristine as well as utilizing the natural shade of his forest. In 2017, Dale Harris used the Wild Forest washed SL-28 to win the World Barista Competition. This year we are bringing you several different microlots starting with his incredibly rich, sweet and stone fruity- washed Pacamara.