Salt Lake Roasting Co.
El Injerto Heuhuetenango Guatemala – is renowned worldwide for exquisite award-winning coffees and agricultural innovation, the Aguirre family is set apart– just a few of their accomplishments over the past decade include eight first place COE awards, Rainforest Alliance certification (RFA), in-house roasting operations and cafes, and a prestigious private auction held annually, fetching prices upwards of $100/lb. This particular selection recieved a cupping score of 87.75. Buy a 1/2 pound or two to try.
The El Injerto coffee legacy began with Jesús Aguirre Panamá, who obtained the land in 1874. Originally, he produced sugarcane, corn, beans and tobacco. Between 1900-1905 he planted his first coffee trees, naming the farm El Injerto after fruits native to the region.
Today, the farm is owned and operated by the 3rd and 4th generation of the Aguirre family, Arturo Aguirre Sr. and Jr.. Together they’ve developed processes which set the bar high for coffee farmers worldwide. El Injerto is equipped with its own wet mill, dry mill, roasting operation, and cupping lab. Each step of the process is managed meticulously, from picking cherry at optimal ripeness to dry milling, with tight controls on traceability to the specific lot and day picked.
Ranging from 1500 to 1920 MASL, the farm is breathtaking. Coffee trees thrive beneath Inga, Macadamia and Gravillea trees. Average rainfall of 1600mm, a temperate climate around 22’C, and mineral rich, non-volcanic soil create the conditions for several unique micro-climates. Integrated into their focus on excellence are social and environmental values. All over the farm, roads have been created so that pickers don’t have to haul bags of cherry long distances. Housing, clean water, and higher wages have been provided to workers. Electricity is created on the farm, and every part of the coffee plant is utilized to ensure the system is sustainable.
What is the Coffee of the Month? It is a program Salt Lake Roasting offers to give you the opportunity to try something new, for FREE, while showing you that we appreciate your business. If you are looking for a monthly coffee delivery service, please go to our coffee subscriptions and select from one of seven subscription plans.
How does it work? For every five pounds you purchase via mail order, you will receive a sixth pound of our Coffee of the Month (COM) for FREE!
Will the COM automatically appear in my cart? Good question! The answer is that you have to do a little bit of the work. Simply add five pounds of your favorite coffee to your cart, then add the COM to your cart and we will take care of the rest.
Oh, and one more thing…. when you add the COM to your cart before you satisfy the 5lb requirement, you will see a charge. Once your cart meets the terms of the program, the price will drop off. If by chance you keep the COM in your cart without satisfying the program’s requirements, you will be charged.
We look forward to serving you and are excited for you to try new coffees that you might not otherwise experience. Happy brewing!
Yes, it is that time of year. Our Holiday Blend is great to have on hand, to bring to Thanksgiving dinner, give as a Secret Santa gift, or to shower your neighbors with holiday cheer. Over the years, it this blend has been loved by all and we are thrilled to announce it is back for the seaon. With the anticipated delays in shipping this year, don’t wait get your shopping done early and send a bag or two to your loved ones.
Holiday Blend is a festive, spicy, full-bodied coffee featuring a blend of coffees from Central American, Africa and Asia. This is the perfect gift for the party host, co-workers, friends or family who love coffee.
You asked and we delivered….or we will deliver! Yes, coffee subscriptions are now available at Salt Lake Roasting. As an introductory offer and to celebrate our 40 year anniversary, the first 40 subscribers will receive our introductory pricing for as long as they keep their subscription going. The prices shown are the discounted prices but will increase once we hit our quota.
With over 50 coffees at our roastery, we are excited to roll out this new service. There’s so much to choose from so we tried to simplify things for you.
How does it work? You choose which subscription package you want: Africa, The Americas, Asia and Pacific Rim, our lighter roast or darker roast Proprietary Blends, our Decafs, or let us choose for you with a Roaster’s Choice.
What do I get? Each month, you will receive a rotation of the various coffees in the subscription category selected. Oh and did we mention, our subscriptions are packaged by the pound, compared to the industry’s more common practice of 12 ounces.
Is there a fee to subscribe? NO, not at all. That’s just the way we roll.
Will you charge me shipping with each delivery? Your monthly payment includes the cost of USPS Priority shipping.
Am I locked into this if I don’t like it? You are welcome to cancel at any time and because it is a monthly charge instead of a pay in advance, there will be no need for refunds. We only ask that you cancel 5 business days in advance to ensure you do not receive an unwanted order.