August 2020 Coffee of the Month
Tapantogusto RFA (El Salvador) is our quality choice for this months’ coffee selection.
This coffee originates from a farm called Tapantogusto in the Juayua region of El Salvador, in the west of the country. Situated on the western flanks of the Santa Ana volcanic region, the soil is richly suited to the growth of high grade coffee.
With an average temperature of 25 Celcius, and predictable rainfall, the farm is known as “Full of Clouds”.
The farm has been run as a cooperative since 2007.
As Bourbon varieties are prone to coffee rust, great care needs to be taken with its’ cultivation. We believe this care is reflected in our roasting. We have taken the Tapantogusto bean to a dark, but restrained roast.
This results in a coffee that has real depth in its’ flavours, well balanced acidity, and a smooth mouthfeel.
As with most of the farms in the Republica Cafetalera Cooperative, this coffee is Rain Forest Alliance accredited.
Altitude: 1250 – 1470 metres above sea level
Variety: Red Bourbon
Aroma: Salted Caramel
Flavour: Almond & Orange
Another popular coffee offering from the area is our dark roasted Honduran, which can be found here: