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Rosetta Roastery - El Salvador El Molino Coffee Beans

Rosetta Roastery - El Salvador El Molino

R 165.00

We receive fresh deliveries of these coffee beans twice per week. Please allow up to 3-4 working days after you order for dispatch in case we need to wait for the next delivery.


Believe it or not, this is only the 2nd coffee from our El Salvador that we've ever tried from Rosetta Roastery. Vintage fans will remember El Zapote from many years ago, but we're dating ourselves here a bit...

El Salvador is definitely an up and coming region for South African coffee drinkers. The speciality segment of their coffee industry seems to be undergoing a bit of a renaissance, and offers an interesting alternative to the more recognised Central American origins like Guatemala and Costa Rica. El Salvadorian coffees have some similarities to those from nearby countries, but they also have their own unique characteristics.

This particular El Salvador from Rosetta was definitely worth the wait and will have most appeal to those who like the classic flavour profiles of the American continent. It's bursting with nutty, chocolatey flavours, and has lots of body underpinning them. They are some subtle hints of syrupy sweetness and even a touch of citric acidity to be found in some cups, but this is mainly a weighty classic coffee to be enjoyed on any occasion. We found best results in immersion methods with cloth or paper filtration, like the Aeropress or siphon.

Roaster's notes

Style: Classic | Nougat, cocoa nib, biscuit

Molino is a tricky beast, in that it has loads of wild components that one feels compelled to tame, but being an alt-process coffee, one has to be super gentle at the same time. The end result is rather long profile, with a moderate amount of development time, but a mild drop out temperature.

Coffee details

Jose Antonio is a 6th generation coffee producer. He and his sons now grow coffee on several farms around the coffee-renown Santa Ana Volcano. The altitude the coffee is produced at is considered high for the area - it's difficult to produces at higher elevations - but it is lower than that of many of our other offerings. This, along with the honey processing, has produced a coffee with gentle acidity that is easy drinking and especially pleasing as an espresso and milk option.

  • Farm: El Molino
  • Producer(s): Jose Antonia Salaverria
  • Region: Santa Ana
  • Country: El Salvador
  • Altitude: 1,200 - 1,800m ASL
  • Processing: Honey
  • Variety: Yellow Bourbon
  • Harvest: 2019
  • Certification: Organic