Vickie Dalton Diaz in the Matalapa nursery of 10,000 new Bourbon and Pacas to be planted in 2014.

Newly built raised beds on the Benificio Paraiso patios.

The Pacific ocean as seen from the slopes of Finca Matalapa.

Gorgeous, healthy young leaves in the Matalapa nursery.

Drying Matalapa coffees on the patios at Beneficio Paraiso.

Francisco Diaz next to one of the huge old steam powered air dryers at Beneficio Paraiso.

Raised drying beds a Beneficio Paraiso.

Matalapa El Salvador

Consistently one of our earliest and most anticipated arrivals from Central America, this year's coffee from Finca Matalapa is as supple and juicy as ever. A beautifully glossy mouthfeel supports flavors of lime and juniper that remind us of a great gimlet. Look for green papaya and honey as it cools.

A Direct Trade Offering

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco



  • ProducerVictoria Dalton-Diaz
  • FarmFinca Matalapa
  • RegionLa Libertad
  • CountryEl Salvador
  • Elevation1200 - 1350 m.a.s.l
  • HarvestDecember 23, 2013 - January 10, 2014
  • CultivarBourbon, Pacas
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Matalapa El Salvador is...

Single Origin Coffee

These coffees are lauded for highlighting specific flavors of a growing region, process or varietal. We seek these distinct coffees and roast them to show their quality and uniqueness.

Direct Trade

This coffee meets or exceeds Intelligentsia's Direct Trade standards. For a coffee to be given this status, Intelligentsia and the producer/cooperative partner must meet ALL of the following criteria.

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