El Martillo, El Salvador


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    We offer multiple espresso grind options: the domestic grind is slightly coarser, perfect for home espresso machines from Sage or De'Longhi; and the commercial grind is the finer option, suited towards commercial machines from La Marzocco, Sanremo.
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A Single Origin Coffee from El Salvador

The coffees from the Salaverria family are some of our all time favourites and this marks the seventh consecutive year we have purchased coffees processed at their Las Cruces mill.

Flavour profile:

Cocoa, Nougat, Date Molasses

Best for:


El Martillo


Santa Ana, El Salvador


1,500 masl






1,700 masl

The Story

El Martillo is a high altitude plot separation within the larger San Francisco estate.
Set at 1,700m up the mountain range of Apaneca Ilamatepec, San Francisco is one of the JASAL groups 3 farms with all harvested cherries then delivered into their central processing mill, Las Cruces. Here the coffees are meticulously sorted and each lot is traceable to unique hillsides and sectors of the farm. We last visited back in 2016 and were amazed at this methodical approach to processing whilst still managing an impressive volume.
Now into their 6th generation of coffee history, the JASAL daily operations have always been a family affair and are now overseen by brothers Jose Antonio and Andres Salaverria. Their commitment to community initiatives is an obvious part of maintaining their loyal full time staff with education, housing and free healthcare offered. In a time when many producers are struggling with leaf rust and profitability the Salaverria’s are also investing in environmental measures with much of their production Rain Forest Certified and organic fertilisers used to regenerate their farms.

In previous years we have had El Martillo lots as crisp washed coffees and intensely funky naturals. Bringing some of the best attributes of both is this honey process. Picked at an intensely red ripeness these beans are pulped from their cherry and then transferred straight to the drying patios with a thin coating of fruity mucilage still intact. Dried over the following two weeks the resulting is comparatively cleaner than a natural with a more intense body than washed versions. Smooth and sticky tasting notes of cocoa butter, nougat and date molasses find this perfectly suited to a trusty aeropress, cafetiere or batch brew.

Our ambition is to continue sourcing, roasting and crafting the finest coffees from the heart of East London.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What date will my coffee be roasted?

    We aim to ship our coffee as fresh as possible, however you may receive coffee roasted up to 7 days prior to the shipping date.

  • What grind type should I choose?

    We offer multiple grind options from Cafetiere to Espresso and everything between. Our domestic espresso grind is slightly coarser and is perfect for home espresso machines, such as DeLonghi or Sage whereas the commercial espresso grind is better suited to commercial machines like La Marzocco or Sanremo. If you’re not sure what grind to choose please get in touch with our team at admin@climpsonandsons to see how they can help. Remember, pre-ground coffee is not an exact science and is only one of many brewing variables. For better brewing, why not take a look at one of our brew guides here https://climpsonandsons.com/blogs/brew-guides.

  • Can I order 1kg of coffee?

    This is not something we currently offer but why not consider helping us reduce packaging by ordering a 2kg bag instead? Wholebean coffee has a longer shelf life than you might think, up to 3 months!