BIG MONDAY 250G COFFEE
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Mondays can be rough, but they can also be the beginning of something big, or at least something good.
Like the Monday when we found a forgotten farm on the slopes of El Salvador's highest mountain. In the region Chalatenango, near Honduras. Around us, happy horses trampled the ground, and in the shade of old pines abandoned coffee trees nestled.
A crazy idea turned into a common dream, where we could begin spreading the message of quality and sustainability among our coffee-growing neighbors. The site was named El Pital after the mountain top. The first coffee farm with the Lykke coffee people. This was the beginning of something really good and the first Monday in the rest of our lives.
Origin: Chalatenango, El Salvador
Producer: Blanca Delia Calderon de Arragea
Farm: Finca Los Pinos
Altitude: 1800 masl
Process: Honey, pulped fresh and dried on raised beds
Flavor Profile: Sweet caramel, green apple, nougat
The landscape of El Pitál is amazingly vibrant. Full of flowers, birds, and exotic fruits. Everything you put into the ground grows crazy fast. Our land is located on a southwesterly slope at an altitude of between 1600-2000 meters. We started by planting 23 hectares in 2017 and since the start, we have farmed in harmony with nature, without pesticides or fertilizers. We grow plants of 6 different varieties where each variety has its own little home on the farm. In addition to coffee, we have planted avocados as sun protection for the sensitive coffee plants, but also so that the people at home in Stockholm can taste some really sun-ripened avocados. ¡Buen provecho! Arriba!
Big Monday is our Salvadorian fruit basket. Where our own and our neighbors' fantastic coffee takes center stage. There are several coffee producers around our coffee farm, and more to come! Our colleagues Elvin and Orlando putter around in a pick-up truck on the most inaccessible mountain roads and connect more and more people to the Lykke project. We currently have the privilege of working with about 15 farmers that bring us this coffee all the way home to Hökarängen. First out, we have the pleasure of presenting a small lot from Blanca Delia Calderon de Arragea and her farm Los Pinos. Named after the pines that surround the family house. Blanca Delia planted Pacamara here in her garden almost five years ago. And the coffee completely thrives in her care. The leaves, so typical of the variety, create a dark green carpet under the huge pines, and Blanca is masterful when she selects the red berries.