El Salvador - Red Bourbon Natural - Espresso
Flamboyant, tropical cup. Situated in a UNESCO site, this was the first area in El Salvador to grow coffee in the late 1700’s.
A very lively, high energy natural coffee that has a spark!
Farmers in Ahuachapan were the first to grow coffee in El Salvador with seeds brought from Guatemala in the last years of the 1700’s. Coffee from Atzumpa is partially processed at Germania, the small mill within the farm, which has depulpers, washing equipment, and drying facilities. Atzumpa pulps the freshly harvested cherries without water to retain all of the mucilage, then dries them on raised beds for up to 14 days to reach optimal conditions. Once dried, the coffee is stored at the El Carmens warehouse, where Finca Atzumpa coffee is dry milled and prepped for export. Finca Atzumpa has won much recognition for the quality of their coffees, including top placement in the El Salvador Cup of Excellence in 2018 and 2019. Their passion for providing excellent coffees drives them to innovate and develop great coffees as well as sustainability with their community.
This farm is run by Andres Acosta.
This coffee has a cupping score 87.5.
1375m above sea level - these altitudes encourage sweetness & acidity.
Bourbon is a cultivar of Coffea Arabica, originated in Yemen.
Cherries are dried in the sun on raised beds until reaching the ideal humidity for milling and export.
The Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve was declared by UNESCO in 2007.
This Biosphere Reserve includes forest plantations, coffee plantations, grassland, and crops. There are 12 species of endangered flora and 58 threatened species, as well as 12 endemic species of birds and other animals protected here. Almost 4,000 hectares are allocated to conservation as natural protected areas, and 39,500 hectares correspond to shade-grown coffee plantations which interconnect the core zones to enable a flow of flora and fauna, thereby acting as a fundamental part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.
The Ariz-Herrera family is one of five local families who created FUNDATACO in 1991.
A foundation that helps children from the region join soccer schools and pursue athletic opportunities and scholarships.