Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
El Salvador- Montenevado Estate Anaerobic Natural
Merry & Bright is our answer to creating a festive vibe for your holiday season. Each year we look for a coffee that might highlight unique processing, variety or beautiful acidity.
Flavor profile: Fruit cocktail, cranberry, brandied cherry
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Elevation: 1600 masl
Importer: Direct Relationship
About the producer and the processing:
We've been working with our dear friend, Mario Selva for 3 years now and for those of you familiar with Montenevado Estates, this natural lot is going to blow you away.
Mario grew up around coffee farming. His grandfather owned a farm and so Mario is passionate about continuing the tradition. The farm is divided into 3 sections. Each section is home to many different varieties. This coffee comes from a section called "Quemela" where the highly coveted Pacamara is exclusively grown.
After ripe coffee cherry was picked the coffee was then processed in fermentation tanks (barrels) inside a temperature controlled room. The coffee cherry and mucilage start to break down and create carbon dioxide and other gasses, which push the oxygen out of the lid through a 1-way valve . After 72 hours of fermentation, the coffee cherry is then moved to raised African beds and raked every 2-3 hours to ensure even drying. Once the moisture is reaches 10.5% they are then rested in Grain Pro bags for 45 days before being dry milled and ready to head to us.