El Salvador Finca Noruega Washed Bourbon 2013


Bean name El Salvador Finca Noruega Washed Bourbon 2013
Country El Salvador
Region Apaneca
Other info Varietal: Bourbon


Noruega is located in the volcanic Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range, Apaneca, Ahuachapán and consists of 27 hectares, at an altitude of approximately 1,600 meters above sea level, This is quite high for Apaneca and has an awful lots of shade trees. This makes the crop mature much more slowly than some of the other farms, which in turn means it really only comes into full production towards what is thought the end of the season in El Salvador. The farm grows both Bourbon as in this case and a small amount of Pacamara and in total the farm produces around 400 bags which is no so big.

Its owned by our friends Carmen and Rafael from Finca Siberia, Finca La Fany fame. The name for this farm is one of those amazing love stories of boy meets girl. I'll let Carmen tell the story in her words).

"This farm has a romantic tint to it. Rafael´s grandparents met in San Francisco, California when young around the 1930´s. Sara Valdivieso Borja being from El Salvador and sent to school there, met Ralph Hoff, another student who came to San Francisco to study all the way from Norway. They fell in love, got married and established their residence in El Salvador, after renaming the farm Noruega (Norway in English) on behalf of her husband, Ralph. He learned to work and love the land which he made it prosper. They had an only child, Thelma who continued the legacy through her 5 children."

So a lovely story and a lovely coffee. In the cup expect a lovely nutty flavour with caramel and toffee tones, mixed in with an interesting honeycomb like after taste. Crunchy meets whole nut bar.

Farm: Finca Noruega
Farmer: Carmen and Rafael Da Silva
City: Ahuachapán
Region: Apaneca
Country: El Salvador
Farm Size: 27 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 27 Hectares
Altitude: 1610 masl
Variety: Bourbon
Processing System: washed
Location: Latitude: 13.845794 Longitude: -89.809667

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:
Sweet, toffee, caramel, honeycomb, nutty,crunchy, whole nut.
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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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