El Salvador Cerro Las Ranas Espresso (Honey)
Cerro Las Ranas Espresso



REGION: Apaneca, Ataco
FARM: Las Cruces/Jasal
FARMER: Jose Antonio Salaverria
ROAST: Medium+
NOTES: Honey process, 94 Points by Coffee Review

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Our 94 point espresso returns along with it's sweet blast of caramel, brown sugar and molasses flavors. Followed by a creamy dark chocolate and orange finish, The Las Ranas will definitely get your day going!

Owned and operated by JASAL, the home of renowned producers Jose Antonio Salaverria, Cerro Las Ranas takes its name from a lagoon that is populated by thousands of frogs (Hill of the Frogs).

Cerro is the pride and joy of Don Jose Antonio and since the devastating Santa Ana Volcano eruption in October, 2005, he has restored the farm to pristine shape. Ripe, red cherry is picked and delivered to Las Cruces Mill where it undergoes a process pioneered by JASAL that is now becoming more and more common throughout Central America. The cherry is processed normally but the coffee is then immediately sent to the clay drying patios still covered in the sticky mucilage where it is laid out and constantly raked and turned to ensure even drying.

This process (called Pulped Natural or “Miel”,honey-processed) imparts a subtle sweetness and fruit note, lending an atypical complexity to the cup.

94 Points by Coffee Review
Blind Assessment:
Complexly structured: quite sweet with a tart and bitterish balance. Honey, tangerine, dark chocolate, hints of flowers and apricot in aroma and small cup. Full, buttery mouthfeel. The short finish is sweet and gently flavor saturated; the long turns richly drying. Pronounced presence in milk: fat-bodied, chocolaty, with a hint of flowers.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A True Diamond October 28, 2014
Reviewer: Mike Nelson from , CA United States  
My first order with Klatch was for the El Salvador Cerro Las Ranas Espresso. This is the best SO espresso I have had in 2014 so far, even when compared against other SO's from other 'big name' shops or roasters. There is a lot of false marketing and hype in the coffee market over the last 5-6 years. Klatch is one of those rare places that does not exist off of hype, nor do they burn their beans, and their flavor/taste profiles are accurate, they are not made up to snare customers cash. Their espresso extraction parameters are a great starting point, you may need to shift up or down slightly, based on your grinder & machine setup.
Klatch is a true diamond in the over-fluffed hay field of the current coffee market. If you are on the fence about trying a SO espresso, get off the fence and give this one from Klatch a try, it is excellent.

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