From the moment we plant the coffee seed in our plantation in El Salvador, to the moment the roasted coffee is delivered to your door, our goal is to give you a fresh cup of coffee from an environment where our family has been perfecting eco-friendly harvesting techniques for almost a century.
Fifteen days after being roasted, coffee beans start to lose their unique taste. With FourthWheel coffee you are drinking coffee the way it was meant to be. FourthWheel delivers roasted-to-order coffee beans directly to your doorstep within 5 days of roasting.
FourthWheel’s coffee comes from Santa Emilia Estate, a coffee plantation in the mountains of El Salvador. Thanks to Santa Emilia’s average altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level and particular microclimate, the coffee has an enriched and well-defined fruity and light flavor. Throughout the years Santa Emilia Estate has been characterized for its efforts and commitment of taking care of the environment. For almost a century, the farm has proven that it is possible to make sustainable quality coffee.
Many studies have concluded that shade grown coffee plantations outperform sun grown plantations, through direct and indirect ways. Some of these examples are:
One of the Santa Emilia Estate’s strongest characteristics is that instead of using herbicides it promotes the propagations of noble herbs. Noble herbs help prevent soil erosion and not using herbicides is an element that contributes to a better tasting coffee bean.
We make a point to hand-pick cherry beans at their peak ripeness. Our collaborators know that the only way for all of us to progress is to produce “Cup of Excellence” quality coffee beans.
There are two direct benefits of performing sun-drying method instead of mechanical drying: