Item #: M38
Our Price: $11.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 01/27/2020.


Most green coffee is separated from its hulls by a combination of washing and letting the hulls ferment. Natural processing, also known as dry processing, is the oldest and simplest form of processing, and is done by leaving the beans in their hulls out in the sun to dry for 20 to 25 days, which takes more time and labor because the processor has to worry about things like turning the pods in the sun for even drying and sudden rains. The good news is natural processing increases the sugar content in the finished coffee, which can lead to a more complex character in the cup.

Our El Salvador Natural is dried in the sun, and has a full rich Central American flavor. During roasting, this coffee is easier to crack than some wet processed coffees, and it is important to be vigilant during the last minute or so of the roast, to prevent the cracking from running away to a burned and oily character. Grown on the Sabanetas farm in El Salvador.


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by Karl
on 6/18/2019
from SF Bay
Love the blueberry notes
I've always been partial to Natural and what Peet's calls Super Natural process beans. Great coffee flavor with blueberry notes.  I roast this in my SR500 with a roast method I got from Captains - 2 minutes low with high fan, 2 minutes high with medium fan, then 2.5-3 mins high with high fan.  Was going to second crack a little before 6 minutes earlier this year, but that seemed to be because it was clogging with chaff, reducing air flow.  There is a lot of chaff with this bean!  Last several batches didn't go to 2C but I like to stop at 6.5 to 7 minutes.  Love this coffee!
by Dominic
on 1/30/2019
from Chicago
Pleasing, forgiving bean
I found this to be an easy to roast bean that will make a fine cup almost regardless of roast. It is a well-balanced and pleasant cup with a bit more perceived sweetness than most Central American coffees I've roasted. By itself, it's a good bean and at the right price as an every-morning coffee.

I did not have issues with burning as the description warned. 
by Greg
on 5/20/2017
from Durham
Mellow, Chocolate, Brown Sugar
This is a great mellow cup of coffee, with round, soft flavors of cocoa and brown sugar. Excellent
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