(1 customer review)

This beautiful coffee from El Salvador has been roasted to bring out the notes of dark chocolate and lime. Complex and floral, it makes for a unique brew!

We love this coffee best when brewed with a pour-over method, but it is a flexible coffee that can be brewed however you want.

Taste Profile: Complex, Dark Chocolate, Lime

Now in their sixth generation, brothers Enrique, Rene and Gustavo run San Ernesto alongside their two other farms. Their father Gustavo is still involved as an advisor, giving them the benefit of his experience.

The farm is split into twenty-eight tablons, allowing them to produce microlots if they wish. Each is between 3 and 6 hectares. In 2012/2013 they lost 80% of their coffee plantations to leaf rust, and the renewal has changed their way of management. Instead of pruning some of the trees, they are systematically pruning the whole parcel of land. Planting one varietal of coffee on each section of land helps with better management. This strategy has further evolved to start encompassing select varietals at their best performing altitudes and will form the planting structure over the next few years.

All the Urrutias Estate coffees are 100% shade grown and native trees are planted every year to prevent erosion. The main trees which are grown are the izote and the copalchi which also act as a natural wind barrier.


Producer: Urrutia’s Estate Coffee S.A. de C.V.
Region: El Balsamo, Quetzaltepeq
Altitude: 1000 – 1250 masl
Process: Honey
Variety: Bourbon, Pacas
SCA Score: 84


Processing method


Roast level



Aeropress, Pour over/filter


Central America

Taste profile

Complex, Dark Chocolate, Lime


Bright & Fruity

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1 review for El Salvador SAN ERNESTO HONEY

  1. BaristaKaty

    Came across Iron & Fire at work, as we serve the Colombian Jazz in our cafe. The jazz is lovely, but this is my favourite coffee. A complex coffee with notes of milk chocolate and a lovely citrus finish. Pour over is definitely the way to go with this one!

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