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El Salvador, Black Honey

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We are so excited to introduce the newest addition to our line of coffees from Alternate Route Coffee Co: the El Salvador, Black Honey.


This black honey processed single origin coffee from El Salvador has notes of blackberry, caramel, and brown sugar. It is a smooth, rich medium roast that pairs wonderfully with sweet pastries.

Like all the coffees we sell at Gems of Edmonton, this coffee will be roasted fresh, so don't wait: place an order and support a local roaster.


Located in the Apaneca Ilamatepec, Juayua region of El Salvador, El Recuerdo is a 7 Ha coffee farm producing Bourbon-variety coffee from under a canopy of Ingas and avocados. The Ingas help keep an average temperature of 20ºC all year round, which is perfect for coffee production.

El Recuerdo was originally bought by Juan Carlos Gregg Meza in 2004 as part of his mission to contribute to the production of great quality coffees in El Salvador. He's committed to continuing the farm's tradition of producing coffees under innovative agricultural practices that not only obtain good yields but preserve the great quality that El Recuerdo is known for.

Juan Carlos' commitment doesn't end with his coffee plants, though—he also cares deeply about his employees and their well-being on and off the farm. He pays them a wage above what is legally required, offers paid vacation periods, and covers medical expenses when they're needed. He understands that the success of his coffee is only possible with the help and commitment of his farm workers and hopes to keep inspiring that level of dedication for generations to come!


About the Beans



Roast Level



 El Salvador 



Altitude, masl



Alpaneca, Ilamatepec, El Salvador


Juan Carlos Gregg of El Recuerdo 


Black Honey 



About the Roaster

Built on passion to explore the world of coffee, commitment to creating a special product that honors the work of coffee producers, is focused on building partnerships that extend beyond simple transactions.


Edmonton, AB


Developed their own unique and convenient specialty instant coffee. Began roasting in a one-of-a-kind food trailer turned coffee roastery.

Our mission

We're on a mission to bridge the gap between a better cup of coffee and tea at home and the local craftspeople who are passionate about producing it.

We want to connect the Edmonton coffee lovers with Edmonton. There are so many great cafes, small-batch roasters, and hidden treasures within our city that are waiting to be discovered.

Support Local

Early on our journey, we found out that more than 80% of coffee and tea purchased locally isn't actually local.

Wouldn't it be amazing if 80% of the tea and coffee purchased in Edmonton was local? And, the 20% that came from elsewhere was the very best the world had to offer?