El Salvador Los Pirineos

El Salvador Los Pirineos

£11.80

ORIGIN INFO

Who: Diego Baraona

Region: Usulutan 

Country: El Salvador 

Varietal: Orange Bourbon

Altitude: 1400M

Process: Natural

Taste Notes: Blueberry - Lychee - Brown Sugar

 

THE STORY

Found in the Usulután department of El Salvador, Los Pirineos farm is operated by fifth-generation coffee producer Diego Baraona. Diego took the helm at the farm in 2020 following his father’s passing and now works to carry on the tradition and legacy of not only his father Gilberto, but the more than 130 years of experience, history, and knowledge that his family has in coffee cultivation.

The farm sits 1400 meters above sea level on the slopes of a stand-alone volcano. This unique positioning provides a microclimate unlike any other with sun-filled days and cool breezes, creating an environment ideal for coffee production, processing, and drying. This climate is capitalized on especially well in the drying area of the farm where raised drying beds are positioned between two peaks, creating a wind tunnel through which a breeze constantly flows. The beds are exposed to the sun for twelve hours per day while the temperature is regulated by the persistent wind, creating an ideal environment for producing Honey and Natural coffees.

And while quality is certainly important at Los Pirineos, Diego keeps an eye towards environmental and social responsibility as well. All the water used in production and processing of the coffee comes from collected rainwater. Bees are also kept here, both to produce honey and to contribute to the local ecosystem in a variety of ways. Diego employs around 60 people on the farm, and works to make sure that the people who harvest the coffee are also working on other projects on the farm year-round for consistent and sustainable work. All of the coffee is shade grown under tress planted by Diego's father, which provide not only quality growing conditions for the coffee, but additional habitat space for local fauna.

 

Roasted Tuesday & Thursday

Dispatched Same Day

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