San Jose Limar El Salvador: Tastes Like Vanilla & Flowers


San Jose Limar El Salvador: Tastes Like Vanilla & Flowers



Finca San Jose Limar has been in Angel Ernesto Magaña Torres’s family since the 19th century. Interestingly, and something of a rarity in Central America, the farm has a strong matriarchal heritage and has been passed down over the years purely through the maternal line. Angel’s mother, Judith, inherited the farm from her mother, Martha Rodriguez de Torres, in 1976, who in turn inherited from her aunt, Transito Rodriguez, in 1954. Transito inherited the farm from her mother, Josefina, who was the original owner of the farm dating from the mid 1800s. In fact, the farm takes its name from Josefina (and also her husband Jose!). Angel breaks the female-run tradition but holds with the heritage of this lovely, small farm, which forms a small jewel on the southern tip of El Salvador’s famous Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range.

This tiny, yet perfect 4 hectare farm is pumping out some serious beans: super complex, balanced, floral, green grape, and both vanilla AND cholcolate. We all know those two flavors are  what any of us as kids went for in the carton of Neapolitan!

 Light roasted for drip and press. 


Small orders ship in one business day, large orders ship in 2 business days. 

If your delivery address is within 2 miles of NW Portland, input the discount code "LOCAL" at checkout for a small discount. 

We are happy to grind your coffee for you; please include all details for your order in order notes. We will contact you shortly after you check out if we have any questions.


We serve this coffee as both espresso and drip in our shops.  We use 20g ground espresso to produce 30g brewed espresso in 28-30 seconds.  If you don't have a scale and the espresso is between 7 and 14 days old, just aim for a volume a little over 1.5 ounces for a double.  Please note this coffee is delicious as straight espresso but can get lost in milk; if you prefer a stronger espresso for milk drinks we recommend using the Blendo Stupendo.Of course, feel free to experiment with the parameters to find your perfect coffee.  If our parameters make the espresso tastes sour or bitter to you, just increase your brewed amount a few grams up if it's sour or a few grams down if it's bitter.  For our drip coffee, the parameters vary a little because we use a refractometer to control strength at 1.35% TDS, but if you don't have a refractometer just use about 12 grams of coffee for every 8 ounce of water.  Please contact us with any brewing related questions!


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