Insurgent Cold Drip Coffee Black is produced with freshly ground coffee beans from El Salvador. It is roasted to perfection for our Cold Drip. Together with specific brewing water and a particular dripping interval, this coffee brings a Cold Drip Coffee that has tasting notes of a ‘traditional’ black coffee, but much more intense.

This coffee is grown on an altitude of 1.700 m.a.s.l. in the region of Chalatenango. It is common for Arabica beans to grow on an altitude between 1.000 and 2.000 m.a.s.l.. In general , there is a ruling saying : the higher the altitude, the better the coffee.

The cherries are harvested when the colour is bright, dark red.

At El Caracol, the harvest is done manually. By using manual harvesting, the farmers can select the cherries that are perfect to process further, but they can also decide in not using lower quality cherries. This process makes sure that the quality remains of the highest standards for Insurgent Cold Drip Black

Fun fact : on average, it takes about 3-4 years for a coffee plant to reproduce coffee after harvesting.

 

The next step in the process , is the drying of the beans.  At finca El Caracol, the coffee beans are put on the terraces. Here the beans can dry in the sun, until they have a humidity level at around 11%. 

When this level has been reached, the beans are ready for export or storage.

The owner of the Finca El Caracol, José Barahona, reinvests most of the proceeds back into the farm and the local community by bringing electricity, potable water, sponsors the local school, built roads, as well as a soccer field where kids from the neighbouring communities come to play during weekends and participate in tournaments.