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Kilimanjaro Washed

Kilimanjaro Washed

Clean milk chocolate and juicy berry character, by renowned producer and Cup of Excellence winner Aida Batlle
Regular price Kr. 864,00 DKK
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About

Coffee Expression This washed lot exhibits typically Salvadoran chocolate notes, punctuated by a crisp acidity.

Producer Grown by highly experienced producer Aida Batlle, the first ever female Cup of Excellence winner.

Whole Bean Coffee / Both for filter and espresso

Brewing Advise

Water is one of the most critical components of an excellent coffee experience. We recommend using mineral water of a soft Total Dissolved Solids count, ideally below 150 ppm. Learn more about water and the effect it has on taste here.

Rested coffee During the resting process, harsh and astringent flavors, which can even be perceived as a ‘roast’ character, soften out, allowing a clearer and brighter expression of the coffee’s character to shine.  

We recommend resting our coffees for at least 10 days after the roast date, and we often find excellent results, especially for particularly dense coffees, beyond 6 weeks.

Brewing Our straightforward approach to coffee carries over into brewing. We recommend our roasted coffee for all brew methods, regardless of whether it is immersion, percolation or espresso. We believe that there is one correct way to roast a single coffee, roasting lightly, in such a way as to release its innate qualities and showcase its quality.

Technical Data

Producer Aida Batlle

Region Santa Ana

Altitude 1700 masl

Varietal SL28, SL34, Bourbon

Process Washed

Harvest March 2023

Taste Expression Fruity & Balanced

Shipping & Delivery

· Free shipping available

· Ships within 1-3 days from Denmark

· Coffee is roasted to order

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Finca Kilimanjaro

Finca Kilimanjaro is owned by the Batlle family, and has been run mainly by Aida Batlle, the sixth generation of the family to produce coffee, for almost 2 decades. Aida is a true trailblazer in the coffee world, having been the first woman to win a Cup of Excellence, the inaugural Salvadoran competition in 2003. 

Aida Battle

Fleeing to Miami during El Salvador’s brutal Civil War, Aida returned to the family’s farms in the late 90’s. Although much of the coffee from the farms was pre-contracted to a local buyer, Aida was free to experiment on the highest plot of land, with the highest quality potential, Finca Kilimanjaro.

It was not long after this that her attention to detail paid off, and the Cup of Excellence win opened the doors not only for the Batlle farms, but for a wider quality revolution in El Salvador. Since then, Aida has worked with some of the finest roasters across the world, innovating in new varietals, processing techniques, the export of cascara, and developing direct trade models.

This coffee comes from Kilimanjaro itself, located high on the slopes of the Santa Ana volcano, not far from the town of Santa Ana. The volcanic soils of Santa Ana are very fertile, leading to excellent yields as well as quality.

Here, as on all of the family farms, the level of control at all stages is impressive. Only the ripest red cherries are picked, fermentation protocols are followed to the letter, and coffee is stored and dry-milled under exacting conditions.

Kilimanjaro Washed

We visited the farm and the attached processing station in March 2023, and were once again impressed by the systems employed, and the continued push for improvement. A collaborative plot with World Coffee Research is home to genetic blueprints for Salvadoran varietals, and continually searches for new ways to improve quality, both at the Batlle farms and across the coffee belt. 

This lot is a blend of the varietals grown at Kilimanjaro, which includes both SL varietals and Bourbon, processed using the washed method. This leads to a rich and sweet cup, with a round and juicy berry acidity.

This year we were fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small amount of the Natural Kilimanjaro as well. Follow the link below to read more about Finca Kilimanjaro, and the natural lot from Aida Batlle. 

This month, the washed Kilimanjaro is also featured in our Discovery Subscription, alongside a washed lot from long time collaborator Diego Baraona at Los Pirineos, read more by following the link below.