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El Salvador

Altura El Borbollon

washed

El Salvador

El Salvador Altura EP El Borbollon

washed

With notes of hazelnut, dark chocolate, caramel and nougat.

Plus 7% VAT
6,75  / 1 kg

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All the facts about our El Salvador Altura EP El Borbollon

Region Santa Ana
Producer Familiy Alvarez
Variety Various
Process washed
Type Washed Arabica
Category Regional
Harvest from December to March
Shipping from February to June
Unit Sack à 69kg

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The Alvarez family, owners of “El Borbollon”, have been growing coffee in El Salvador for over 100 years. The Alvarez brothers are the fourth generation to farm coffee
in this exceptional region. The excellent growing conditions and the commitment to developing sustainable practices has helped them to harvest the best coffee cherries
which are processed at El Borbollon mill, managed by Eduardo Alvarez, one of the family members.

The hand-picked beans come from surrounding farms. They are collected in traditional hand weaved baskets by pickers who have been specially trained to select only the best
and fully mature coffee cherries. Upon receipt of the coffee cherries at El Borbollon mill, they separate the coffee by farm and/or quality.
Once the cherries are pulped and naturally fermented they are washed and dried in clay patios or raised beds, so they can dry and reach their appropriate humidity level.

The dried beans are then stored in wooden silos or bags where they rest until they are hulled. After being hulled, El Borbollon cleans the beans once more,
so they can be bagged and prepared to export.

Origin

Specialty coffee from El Salvador

Mountain

Varieties

Bourbon, Pacas, Pacamara, Cuzcatleco, Caturra

Processing methods

mostly wet, and sun dried

Altitude range

500 – 1500 masl

Harvest

October - March

Total yearly production

600.000 – 700.000 60 kg bags 

Coffees from El Salvador

One of the oldest relationships between farmers and European buyers, dating back to the 1860s

Main production areas: Apaneca-Ilamatapec, Alotepec-Metapan, El Bálsamo-Quezaltepec, Chichontepec-Vulkan, Tepeca-Chinameca, Cacahuatique

Port of shipment: Puerto de Acajutla, Pacific

Export bag size: 69kg bags

Number of farmers: ~ 21.600, out of which 13.300 men, 7.400 women, 900 companies

Cup Profile: mellow, nutty, chocolatey

Export Qualities: HG, SHG, FLO, UTZ, RFA, ORG, Specialties, Neter, P&Vs

Region Santa Ana
Producer Familiy Alvarez
Variety Various
Process washed
Type Washed Arabica
Harvest from December to March
Shipping from February to June
Unit Sack à 69kg
With notes of hazelnut, dark chocolate, caramel and nougat.

The Alvarez family, owners of “El Borbollon”, have been growing coffee in El Salvador for over 100 years. The Alvarez brothers are the fourth generation to farm coffee
in this exceptional region. The excellent growing conditions and the commitment to developing sustainable practices has helped them to harvest the best coffee cherries
which are processed at El Borbollon mill, managed by Eduardo Alvarez, one of the family members.

The hand-picked beans come from surrounding farms. They are collected in traditional hand weaved baskets by pickers who have been specially trained to select only the best
and fully mature coffee cherries. Upon receipt of the coffee cherries at El Borbollon mill, they separate the coffee by farm and/or quality.
Once the cherries are pulped and naturally fermented they are washed and dried in clay patios or raised beds, so they can dry and reach their appropriate humidity level.

The dried beans are then stored in wooden silos or bags where they rest until they are hulled. After being hulled, El Borbollon cleans the beans once more,
so they can be bagged and prepared to export.