El Salvador, Finca San Jose

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TASTES LIKE Strawberry Jam, Milk Chocolate & Roasted Almond
PROFILE Full & Balanced


With a lot of history behind this family owned farm, 4th generation Gloria, overseas other properties & mills with her extended family. For a few years now, Gloria has embarked on several experiments including varietal separation, this lot is her selection of red bourbon cherries only. Gloria normally performs 3 pickings at the farm between December and March. 


ORIGIN Canton El Saitillal, Apancena, Ahuachapan, El Salvador
PRODUCER Gloria Mercedes Rodríguez Fontán
PROCESS Fully washed
HARVEST Dec 2017 - May 2018
PARTNERS Direct purchase from Finca San Jose


We arranged the contract with Finca San Jose directly, determining a sustainable, profitable price for growing longevity. We’ve listed the FOB (Freight on Board) price that we paid to Gloria for the dry milling, and within that, the Farmgate price - what was directly earned for coffee as parchment. On top of FOB, we then pay to ship the coffee to Melbourne (with Upstream), quality assess, roast (resulting in a 15% weight loss), & retail it, adding significant costs & risk. You can read more about the way we source coffee via our website.

Compare the different trading models to see what Gloria would have received if she hadn’t sold to Seven Seeds.


SEVEN SEEDS 10.19 11.64
COMMODITY 3.78 4.37
FAIRTRADE 4.07 4.83


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Delivery Overview

We roast and ship Monday – Friday from Melbourne, offering standard & express shipping options at the checkout. 
Domestic (Melbourne - the rest of Australia) 
Domestic orders are shipped using the Australia Post Parcel Post, or Express Post. Standard Shipping may take up to 6 business days for interstate metro deliveries. Your tracking number will be emailed to you directly from the shipping partner when your order is dispatched. Please ensure you provide a valid email address and contact number.
International (Melbourne - most countries)
All shipping is with Australia Post Express Courier. Please allow 2 - 5 days for delivery. You will receive a tracking number from Australia Post when the order is dispatched. Please ensure you enter a valid email address. Please note there can be service disruptions; which Seven Seeds cannot bear responsibility for. It is your responsibility to provide a secure and attended delivery address. We do not ship on public holidays or weekends.