192 - El Salvador El Cipres

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192 - El Salvador El Cipres

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STRAWBERRY, WINE GUMS, CARAMEL

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Coffee Summary

We travelled to El Salvador in February this year to visit Tomas at El Cipres and cup some of his delicious coffee. This coffee is bursting with flavour and sweetness - a real ‘Pic N’ Mix’. We worked directly with Tomas and his exporter to source this coffee and with Algrano to support import into the UK. Visit our blog post for more info on our visit.

FARM LOCATION | LLAMATEPEC VOLCANO, SANTA ANA

SPECIES | ARABICA

PROCESS | NATURAL

VARIETALS | BOURBON

ALTITUDE | 1700 MASL

Traceability

Finca el Cipres is located on the Lamatepec Volcano in Santa Ana. We visited Tomas in February 2019 and purchased 690kg of coffee, paying twice the FairTrade minimum price. The coffee was exported from Acajutla (El Salvador) at the end of May 2019 and it landed in Bury St Edmunds (UK) on 14th August 2019. We received the coffee at our roastery in Surrey on 20th August 2019 and Elizabeth scheduled in a first production roast for the 5th Sept 2019.

 

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.