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El Salvador Finca Las Mercedes – La Avila

Peanut brittle, papaya, cedar.

Leading with rich aromas of peanut brittle and rhubarb, this coffee offers notes of papaya and cashew along with lemon balm and hints of apple in the cup. Caramelized, juicy body and sweet acidity lead into a fresh cedar finish.

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El Salvador
Cerro El Tigre
Finca Las Mercedes
Familia Ortiz Barriere
Washed Process

Meet Familia Ortiz Barriere

Five generations of the Ortiz family have coaxed quality coffees from their land at Finca Las Mercedes. Over time, they’ve earned the reputation as elite coffee producers, and the family now owns two other farms, El Rubi and La Avila. This beautiful bourbon lot comes to us from La Avila.

Six years and counting, PT’s has traded directly with the Ortiz family. Currently, Lucia Ortiz manages marketing and relationships for Las Mercedes. Together they’re dedicated to sustainability both socially and environmentally, helping the surrounding community through providing medicines for the local clinic and soccer balls for the local team.

Cerro El Tigre, El Salvador

The topography of the Cerro El Tigre Mountains in the west of El Salvador is not only intense but often nearly inaccessible. Here farms and forest often seem to blend into one continuous and verdant wonder as towering native trees shade the coffee plants. Home to El Imposible National Forest and the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, from the high hills where coffee growers tend their cherries, you can glimpse the shining Pacific Ocean.

Legend has it that in the early 1900’s, mules carried coffee from coffee farms in this region to the port at Acajutla. Between the port and the farmers yawned a deep precipice, spanned only by single rope bridges which did not always hold the weight. Periodically, one would give way, sending people and animals plummeting to their deaths, taking the precious cargo of coffee with them.

Topeka, KS

PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Topeka Kansas, 1993: an unlikely place and time for one of the most groundbreaking Direct Trade coffee companies in the world to be founded, but that's just what Fred Polzin and Jeff Taylor did. PT's Coffee Roasting Co.'s slogan is, "Without the love, it's just coffee.", and they certainly live up to it. (In fact, Jeff married a Colombian coffee pro, Maritza, now Director of Quality Control for PT's).

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. has won many awards, including Roast Magazine's 2009 "Roaster of the Year" and a 2012 Good Food Award medal. Building on a history so solid, PT's is pushing into the future of the coffee industry with promise and momentum.


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