This tiny peaberry is packed with big flavors such as, jasmine infused with tangerine, caramel and chocolate that transcends from aroma to the cup.
Mr. Adrian Ortiz, a Spanish immigrant married Miss Mercedes Rivera and settled down in Santiago de Maria, In the Usulután department of El Salvador. They started growing coffee in Las Mercedes the year of 1886. Mr. Adrian passed away in 1898 and until 1941 the farm was managed by Mrs. Mercedes Rivera de Ortiz.
In 1941, Mrs. Mercedes passed away, and the Farm was handed over to Mr. Adrian Ortiz Jr. until his death in 1976. Then it was passed to Mr. Roberto Ortiz and Family, who run the farm up to this day.
Las Mercedes represents the maximum expression of a great coffee that has always been cared with dedication and perseverance for four generations in the Ortiz family. Only mature cherries with perfect ripeness are allowed. The cherries are subjected to screening before de-pulping to eliminate twigs, leaves and other foreign material; also to separate the floaters from the bulk.