El Salvador Finca Escocia Washed Bourbon 2015


Bean name El Salvador Finca Escocia Washed Bourbon 2015
Country El Salvador
Region Usulutan
Other info Varietal: Bourbon


The farm was initially acquired by Harry Adams Butter (photo below), the grandfather of Johanna, the current owner. Harry travelled to El Salvador from Dundee, Scotland, at the end of the 1800s. At the beginning of the 1900s he decided to move his home to Berlin (a town in El Salvador, not the German one). He saw an opportunity and decided to buy this farm, which is currently managed by the family's third generation.

This is quite a different area to where most of our El Salvador coffees come from, and it's great to find a coffee we like so much from this area.

When translated, the farm's name means “Scotland”, named after Harry's homeland. The initial 16 acres of inheritance have been increased to 180 acres. Not all of the additional acreage has been exclusively planted with coffee; the varieties planted are mainly Bourbon and Kenya. Lately Pacas and Cuzcatleco have also been planted.

The rest of the property has been left as it was originally; a nice forest, in order to protect the local flora and fauna, as well as the two fountain heads. There are native species of trees in the process of becoming extinct, but more are being planted every year.

Last year we were super lucky to find this farm via the El Salvador Cup of Excellence but this year we've bought from the farm all on our own, exciting!

In the cup this a caramel covered chocolate lime sweet, oodles of thick butterscotch and caramel that give it an amazing mouthfeel accompanied by milk chocolate and an artificial lime sweetness. There's a sweet and delicate acidity in the cup that makes me think of mandarin oranges.

Country: El Salvador
Region: Usulutan
City: Berlin
Farm: Escocia
?Farmer: Johanna Adams Butter
Farm size: 65 hectares?
Coffee growing area: 46 hectares?
Altitude: 1,200 m.a.s.l.?
Variety: Bourbon
Processing system: Washed

Roasting Information
This one is great at medium roast to medium dark. Anywhere after first crack and around into first pops of second.

"Quick Look" Guide
Butterscotch, caramel, chocolate lime sweets, milk chocolate, artificial lime, mandarin.

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Good espresso?

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 8/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 94

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