El Salvador Finca La Fany Bourbon 2011


Bean name El Salvador Finca La Fany Bourbon 2011
Country El Salvador
Region Santa Ana
Other info Bourbon


Finca La Fany has been producing coffee in El Salvador since 1870, and has belonged to the same family from generation to generation. Situated on the Santa Ana Volcano, the farm provides work for 24 families in the community in a biological corridor that stretches for 27 hectares from Mexico to Panama, and is full of 100% Bourbon coffees.

Nearly 70% of El Salvador’s total coffee production is Bourbon, which is one of the most desired coffee varietals. It is harder to grow, more susceptible to disease and provides a lower yield than some other varietals, but it also produces some of the finest coffee in the world.

I love El Salvador for this dedication to producing awesome speciality coffee. This is one of its finest coffees. I think it is fantastic. I was lucky enough to visit Rafael and Carmen, the owners of Finca La Fany, during a visit to El Salvador in May 2008. This was one of the highlights of the trip for me after many years of being a big fan of their work.

This shade grown coffee is creamy and sweet. It blew us away when we first tried it. This year it is even better; one of my all time favourites, one of the coffees that I would be devastated to lose if we were not able to get it.

The cup is consistent. I'd like to tell you that this has changed and that has changed, but its key is consistency. It leaves a mouth full of creamy caramel. It’s a must try, even if you have had it from previous crops.

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:
Sweet, caramel, creamy, great mouthfeel, great espresso.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 92

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