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Rinaldo's Coffee: El Salvador, El Borbollon - La Reforma & Santa Maria, Washed

Tasting notes: Chocolate, demerara sugar, raisin. Bright "acidity" (liveliness in the cup), excellent balance and a buttery-mouthfeel

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From Rinaldo's Coffee:

The Alvarez family has been growing coffee in El Salvador for a century and over four generations. Their award-winning farms are located on the lush green hills of Santa Ana, in the west of the country, whose rich volcanic soils and mild climate provide ideal conditions for growing coffee. The beans, which comprise El Borbollon, come from two small neighbouring farms - La Reforma and Santa Maria. They are manually picked and collected in traditional hand-woven baskets from December until March. Only the best, fully mature coffee cherries are selected.

Finca La Reforma and Finca Santa Maria were established by Rafail Alvarez in 1892 on the rich, humid slopes of Santa Ana Volcano. Originally from Colombia, Don Rafael came to the region with some of his best coffee seeds and began a new legacy of coffee production. Four generations later, the Alvarez Diaz brothers manage the farms, which are planted exclusively with red burbon variety coffee trees, despite recent upheavals with leaf rust.

El Borbollon mill is managed by Eduardo Alvarez, whose father passed down his technical skills. Of the 15 high-altitude farms, 10 have won places in the Cup of Excellence and 4, including La Reforma the COE Presidential Award for scores of over 90 points.

Farm/Coop: El Borbollon - La Reforma & Santa Maria
RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES
LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES
Altitude: 1,400 to 1,500 metres above sea level
Origin: El Salvador, Central America
Region: Santa Ana Volcano (Apaneca Ilamatepec)
Owner: The Alvarez Family
Process Method: Washed Process
Varietals: 100% Red Bourbon

Roasterr: Rinaldos Coffee

RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES
LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.