Rain Forest Alliance Certified, medium roast, speciality coffee beans. Tasting notes include plums and dark chocolate.
El Salvador Finca Bonanza Single Origin Coffee Beans
Finca Bonanza is situated in the municipality of Santa Ana, near the foothills of the Ilamatepec Volcano. Joe Molina is the current owner but, the farm was originally established by his uncle, Salvador Portillo.
Joe is an agronomist and a number of years ago on the farm he noticed that one tree that was bearing fruit densely and proving resistant to rust whilst other bourbon trees suffered heavily. Since then Joe has been growing seedlings from this one tree he named 'Old Chap'.
Joes's 10.5 hectare farm has a diverse range of flora and fauna including humming birds, armadillos, wildcats and deer. These animals live among the trees of bourbon coffee, walnut and avocado.
The coffee is handpicked between January and March then transported to mill at El Borbollon just outside the town of Santa Ana. The coffee is then pulped and left to ferment for bewteen 13-15 hours. Fermented beans are then moved to a washing machine where fresh water is used to remove any remaining mucilage and prepare the beans drying on large sun-drenched patios.
El Salvador has a long and complex history as a coffee producer. The smallest of the Central American nations, this densely populated country has been growing coffee commercially since the mid 19th Century.
The country has an extensive transport infrastructure and a reputation for quality and efficiency marred only perhaps by civil war in the 1980's. However, the country recovered and today continues for focus on quality over quantity.
About two thirds of the coffee grown in El Salvador is of the Bourbon heirloom varietal. Producers are a mix of larger estates and smaller farms. The coffees they produce are typically sweet, well balanced with pleasant acidity.
Where: Central Amercia: El Salvador, Santa Ana.
Owner: Joe Molina.
Varieties: Red Bourbon.
Altitude: 1490 MASL.
SCA Cup Score: 83.75.
Certification: Rain Forest Alliance
Drink it: Suitable for use in all coffee makers. Great for single origin espresso. Enjoy with a pastry or two!
Tasting Notes: Green apple, plumbs and dark chocolate. Creamy almond finish.