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El Salvador Finca El Izotal

A Limited Edition Single-Origin Coffee

El Salvador Finca El Izotal


Roast profile

El Salvador Finca El Izotal

El Salvador Finca El Izotal is a very special, limited edition, single-origin coffee. Grown at 1600 masl in the Alotepec-Metapan Mountain Range, these award-winning beans are from the Las Nubes (the clouds) lot on the El Izotal farm. Unlike natural processed or washed coffees, this coffee is red honey processed which means that the coffee cherries are slowly dried, on raised bed in the shade, with some of the fruit flesh (mucilage) still on. This mucilage is extremely sweet and sticky like honey, which is why it was named Honey Process. During the drying, humidity, heat and the oxidation of sugar all affect the honey processing. This slower process results in a very full-bodied cup with unique sweet notes.

El Salvador Finca El Izotal

El Salvador Finca El Izotal

BioKrop Project

We purchased this coffee through the BioKrop project by Tierra Bendita. BioKrop is a consortium of specialty coffee farms in El Salvador with the goal of streamlining green coffee sales to be direct from "root to roaster". These farms all share the same principles of agroecology and biodynamic growing practices, with focus on soil recovery and water conservation. As part of this project, El Izotal receives assistance prior and post-harvest to help maintain healthy plants and improve the fermentation and drying process. 

This Las Nubes microlot was a top 5 finalist at last year’s Trifinio competition (Best of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador)

El Salvador Finca El Izotal

All Photos Courtesy of Jorge Rubio & Tierra Bendita


About the Bean

Origin: El Salvador, Central America

Region: Alotepec-Metapan Mountain Range

Altitude: 1600 masl

Farm: Finca El Izotal, Las Nubes lot

Producer: BioKrop Project by Tierra Bendita - Direct Trade 

Variety: Pacas

Process: Red Honey

Roast Profile: Light

Tasting Notes: Vanilla and light apple aromas with a full, creamy body and soft acidity. Tastes of warming spices, vanilla, and candied pecans.


The Details:

  • Available in Whole Bean or Ground
  • 10oz. Bag


Please Note:

  • CBRC 10oz. bags can be custom ground for alternative brew methods or espresso. Please make your grinding requests in the “Order Comments” section of our check out page, and our team will reach out if they have any questions.



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