El Salvador Finca El Retiro Bourbon 2012


Bean name El Salvador Finca El Retiro Bourbon 2012
Country El Salvador
Region Chaluapa
Other info Varietal: Bourbon


This coffee is called El Retiro and the farm has been in the Pacas Family in 1927. It is now run by 4th generation coffee growers and has enjoyed acclaim and success since beginning a program of quality.

The farmers employ 24 people permanently and over 100 during picking season. They also provide medical care for their workersas an important part of the care package.

We have only a small amount of coffee and it won't be around for long, so do try while you can.

Expect a cup full of flowers, followed up with lovely honey sweetness that is dominate in the cup. There is some chocolate and honeycomb, but the predominate flavour of honey runs through. There is an acidity that reminds me of white wine. A delicious combination.

Farm: El Retiro
Farmer: Pacas Family
City: Santa Ana
Region: Chalchuapa
Farm Size: 18.90 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 18.90 Hectares
Altitude: 1400 masl
Variety: Bourbon
Processing System: Semi Washed

Roasting Information:
This one is great at medium roast to medium dark. Anywhere after first crack and around 20 or so seconds into second.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Honey, floral, sweet, chocolate, honeycomb, white wine acidity.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 89

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