Kilimanjaro Natural

El Salvador
350g/ £10.25
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1kg/ £27.50
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Tasting Notes

FOREST FRUITS/ CHOCOLATE FONDANT

Densely smooth the Kilimanjaro Natural is distinctly fruity with thick swirls of fruits of the forest marbled through chocolate fondant notes and texture. Wonderfully tasty, El Salvador’s trailblazer producer, Aida Batlle does it again!

Weight 350G

Country EL SALVADOR

Region SANTA ANA

Producer AIDA BATLLE

Varieties SL28, SL34, BOURBON

Process NATURAL

Altitude 1580-1720 MASL

Landed JUNE

Kilimanjaro Natural - 1

Clean and chewy, expect intense fruits of the forest, a luscious, chocolate fondant body and a delightfully lingering finish. To create this lot, freshly harvested coffee cherries are immersed in water to remove less-dense beans, which float to the top and taste cereally if left in the mix. Workers move the whole cherries to a place where they can dry down to about 10% of their original moisture via light and air. The dry fruit and hull are stripped off to reveal the green bean inside. Though seemingly straightforward, the natural process is the most difficult to execute because workers must laboriously monitor the cherries for weeks to avoid mould and off flavours. The rewards are clear: Batlle’s natural boasts tropical fruit and concord grape notes, with a velvety texture to balance such intense flavours.