Mapache Coffee is a fifth-generation company of coffee producers, owned and managed by Jan-Carlo and Sofia Handtke in the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range of El Salvador. Mapache Coffee employs over 125 locals year-round, but during harvest season, their staff swells to 600 people who work together to build coffee nurseries, replant at Mapache’s six farm properties, and process the perfectly ripe cherries that come from them. Mapache maintains a strong commitment to the well-being of the coffee forests, ensuring that every farm has a canopy protecting the coffee plants and soil. Their modern wet mill uses limited amounts of water during the washing process, then recycles and reuses that water in the same process. All the remaining pulp from the wet milling process is incorporated back into the farms as compost, returning key nutrients to the soil. The Mapache's Estate coffee is a blend of ethically grown and processed coffees from their farms. This coffee is carefully selected to ensure premium quality of the cherries they process; picking is done 100% by hand and only the ripest cherries are chosen. Processed with little amount of water at our eco-friendly milling station, the coffee is slowly sun dried in clay patios to ensure consistent quality and long shelf life. A clean, well balanced cup with medium body and mild acidity can be expected of this great selection. Tasting notes are Rhubarb, Cinnamon, and Caramel. It is a full bodied coffee with light acidity and a pleasant natural sweetness.