EL SALVADOR EL CIPRES

£8.90

**We have reserved the last of this coffee for El Salvador Three Ways. New crop arriving in September.

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STRAWBERRY, WINE GUMS, CARAMEL

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<p>LLAMATEPEC VOLCANO, SANTA ANA</p>

LLAMATEPEC VOLCANO, SANTA ANA

<p>ARABICA</p>

ARABICA

<p>NATURAL</p>

NATURAL

<p>BOURBON</p>

BOURBON

<p>1700 MASL</p>

1700 MASL

PARNERSHIP

This coffee is bursting with flavour and sweetness - a real ‘Pic N’ Mix’. We first visited Tomas at his farm in February 2019, and committed to sourcing fresh crop every year, paying twice the FairTrade price for this delicious coffee (see blog post for more info on this visit). In 2020, we brought in some fresh crop plus a sack each of Tomas’ natural and honey processed coffee for our special El Salvador Three Ways release. Thanks to our customers who have loved this coffee over the past year, we are looking at purchasing 5 times the amount of coffee in 2021 plus a couple of sacks of something interesting for El Salvador Three Ways 2.0 - keep your eyes peeled!

ABOUT EL CIPRES

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. The coffee is protected by natural shade cover, including the surrounding mountains and Pepeto trees. Pepeto trees also provide excellent nutrients and organic matter for the soil through leaves falling and decomposing during pruning. 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, and taken to the drying patio where they are separated into groups depending on the level of ripeness. From here the coffee is then 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.

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.

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