September Roaster’s Choice


10 oz (283g)

MOLTEN LAVA is our FIRST El Salvadoran Natural Anaerobic Roaster’ Choice coffee!

A unique “detonating” flavor experience! While brewing this coffee, a fruity aroma erupts and clouds the room with sweet notes. Like a molten lava cake, chocolate and fruity red cherry notes are at the forefront, coated with a silky mouthfeel that flows over layer upon layer of flavor.

Coffee is always evolving and innovative coffee producers started using anaerobic processing where coffee is fermented in pressurized tanks. All coffee is fermented but this coffee is done so in an oxygen-less environment, making it “anaerobic.” One of the major benefits of this process is that the producer has more control over the fermentation as it will not be influenced by the outside environment, the air quality or temperature. This allows the flavors to remain consistent from lot to lot and even more importantly, results in rare and exotic tasting notes like the one you now hold in your hand.


  • Roast: Medium
  • Flavor Profile: Cherry, Red Wine, Chocolate
  • Variety: Bourbon
  • Grower: Finca La España,  Alfaro Family,  Beneficio El Carmen
  • Region: Region Concepción de Ataco, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
  • Altitude: 1350 -1400meters above sea level
  • Process: Anaerobic, full natural anaerobic process (sun-dried on raised beds)
  • Soil: Volcanic loam
  • Recommended Brew Method: Pour Over, Drip, and Cold brew

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El Salvador is a country in renaissance when it comes to coffee. There are simply no limits to the ways this generation of El Salvadoran producers have embraced the specialty coffee market with the duality of tradition and innovation. Fernando Alfaro, the fourth generation to run the family’s mill, works tirelessly with coffee coming from many estates. A combination of experience and a state-of-the-art cupping lab are used to make decisions about how to bring out the best in each coffee. Through years of experience, El Carmen has discovered that the bourbon varietal responds exceptionally well to being processed naturally and the method also saves a tremendous amount of water resources, which is good for the environment.

Finca La España is located near the town of Concepción de Ataco in the Illamatepec mountain range within the department of Ahuachapán. The region of Apaneca-Ilamatepec, a biosphere reserve,  is known for its fantastic conditions for growing coffee due to its cool micro climate and rich volcanic soils. The mountain slopes are covered in lush forest providing crucial habitat for migrating birds and fauna, and fertile volcanic soil has been generated throughout various eruptions. Unique, cool micro-climate in the region is created when the warm air from the Pacific Ocean collides with the high peaks of the Volcanoes Park. Coffee is a shade loving plant and the mist surrounding this region reduces the amount of sunlight the coffee trees receive, which helps to improve the ripening process which ultimately impacts the aroma, sweetness, acidity and flavor in the final brew.