Let’s get these aromas and flavours to shine in the cup. Heat is applied from the outset so that the coffee can rise to its optimum rate of rise in good time before making sure to reduce the input of heat in precise increments up until the end. Every time it lands in the cooling tray its elegant shape and shining white centre line puts a smile on our face.
ROASTERS RECOMMENDED RECIPE
Brew Method: Drip Filter
Grind Size: Medium
Coffee: 12 grams
Water: 200ml (90C / just off the boil)
1. Pour 50ml, ‘bloom’ for 30s
2. Pour the remaining 150ml quickly in a circular motion in the next 30s
3. Swirl the V60 so that all the grounds are immersed and the brew is done by 2mins.
The "Quick V60" gives a lot of body and boldness to a filter brew.
Bonus tip: when drinking our coffees black it pays off to give the brews time to cool down as this will give the flavours a chance to open up even more.
You can find more details on this brew method in our brew guides.
EL CIPRES, LLAMATEPEC VOLCANO
FARM LOCATION | LLAMATEPEC VOLCANO
SPECIES | ARABICA
PROCESS | NATURAL
VARIETALS | BOURBON
ALTITUDE | 1700 MAS
The El Cipres farm is located on the slopes of the Santa Ana Volcano, at a height of 1,600 to 1,700 meters above sea level. Producer Don Tomas first planted the bourbon variety 10 years ago and has ensured an increase in quality year on year, thanks to careful farm management and good agricultural practices. This is a natural processed coffee, which means that during harvest season the coffee cherries (the fruit that contains the coffee bean) are picked from the trees at the optimal time for ripeness. They are then taken to the drying patio, where they are separated into groups depending on the level of ripeness. From here the coffee is dried inside the cherry, with careful temperature monitoring to ensure the correct moisture level is maintained. We are extremely pleased to work directly with Tomas having visited his farm in 2019, and look forward to supporting the continued expansion of his farm.
History of Coffee in El Salvador
El Salvador’s coffee industry has huge economic importance, with boom and bust cycles brought on by what Salvadorans refer to as ‘el grano de oro’ (the ‘grain of gold’). The climate. soil and altitude are perfectly suited for coffee production, with farms typically found from 1000 - 2365m above sea level.