||El Salvador Finca Mi Tierra Washed Bourbon 2014
||Cordillera Apaneca Ilamatepeque
Finca Mi Tierra is located in the canton of La Montañita, Chalchuapa, Department of Santa Ana in the well known Cordillera Apaneca-Ilamatepeque. Owned by the Gamero Interiano family for over three generations, aware of the demand for specialty coffee in El Salvador, they use only the best agricultural practices for the maintenance of the Finca Mi Tierra, during harvest more than 90 highly qualified individuals are responsible for picking the best beans in addition to the 45 permanent employees who work on the farm.
The average age of the plantations is over 35 years, mainly planted of 85% Red Bourbon , 10% a Tipica and 5% Maragogype. The coffee cherries are delivered immediately after picking to Beneficio Tuxpal , which is transformed with the highest quality standards during wet process selecting only the finest ripe cherries 100% after drying in the sun for approximately 12 days. The coffee stays at rest on parchment for the next 45 days before being threshed and selected to ensure the best preparation and cup profiles.
In the cup expect walnut cake with a melted dark chocolate, a silky walnut oil like mouthfeel, and a lovely creamy aftertaste.
Location: Canton La Montañita, Chalchuapa, Santa Ana.
Region: Cordillera Apaneca Ilamatepeque.
Total Area: 88 Mz (61.53 Ha)
Coffee Area: 85 Mz (59.44 Ha)
Varieties: 85% Bourbon, 10% Tipica and 5% Maragogype.
Agricultural Practices: Conventional.
Altitude: 1.200 to 1450 meters.
Average rainfall: 2,000 mm
Average temperature: 18 ° C.
Soil: Sandy Loam
Shade trees: Inga, Cypress, Madre Cacao.
Annual production: 600 bags of 69 kg.
Process Beneficiary: Beneficio Tuxpal.
This one is great at medium roast to medium dark. Anywhere after first crack and around into first pops of second.
"Quick Look" Guide
Sweet, melted dark chocolate, walnut oil, creamy aftertaste.
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