El Salvador: 'La Cumbre' Shade #13 - Honey Processed
In the cup: Flavours of pear, chocolate, some florals. Soft, green grape. Honey like sweetness
Mouthfeel: Pleasant medium mouthfeel.
Cupping Score: 86
Process: Orange Honey, Shade Dried
Farm: Finca - Los Pirineos
Microlot: La Cumbre, Shade #13
Producer: Gilberto Baraona
Altitude: 1350 - 1550 metres above sea leve
Los Pirineos is a unique farm, situated on the Tepeca volcano in Usulatan, and Gilberto Baraona is a unique producer. He has been working with different cultivars and honey processes. His strategy has been to experiment with different cultivars, and assess which cultivar will work best on the different parts of the farm where the altitude ranges across the farm.
The climate and growing conditions in this area are great despite the medium altitudes. The cold nights makes the maturation slow and the flavor development really nice. Gilberto is a producer we also have worked with for years, and he’s always interested in playing around with different preparations and processes.
This lot is made up of the Pacamara cultivar, and is a honey processed coffees. This coffee has great chunky fruit!