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Sweetheart Ricardo Ariz Natural

El Salvador

Sweetheart Ricardo Ariz Natural

Flavors of chocolate, berry and cream

This year we worked with Ricardo Ariz to create the best natural process bourbon we could. We requested that Ricardo's Bourbon varietal be naturally processed, as Bourbon cherries are known for sweet chocolate flavors. When the cherries are picked at their peak of ripeness, these flavors become more intense and fruit-laden in this version of processing as the fruit dries and develops those fruit flavors back into the coffee bean. This leads to an even more intense version of what Ricardo does best and is a prime example of our collaborative efforts.

Drinking a natural processed coffee from Central America is rare, and these exciting flavors are rarely found from El Salvador in general, but having a producer partner like Ricardo Ariz is also rare.

For espresso, we recommend 18 grams of coffee in to 38-42 grams out at 28-30 seconds extraction time. For filter coffee we recommend brewing at a ratio of 1g coffee to 16g water by weight or 1 tablespoon of coffee to 3oz of water by volume.