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Artisan Roast - Bonanza El Salvador

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From Artisan Roast:

Presenting Bonanza! A blood orange and mandarin sunset in your mouth, with a zesty lemon acidity, salted caramel and honeycomb sweetness.

Santa Ana Mountain that dominates the skyline for many miles around this small, beautiful, ten hectare farm is owned and run by Joe Molina.

Joe is an award winning farmer and his family's other farm, Bosque Lya, won the El Salvador Cup of Excellence way back in 2004. After this win he stopped entering the competition but continued to apply all the farming and processing skills that won the award into his coffee production. The farm grows both the red and yellow fruiting bourbon coffee variety. The yellow bourbon grows on a small parcel towards to top end of the farm and Joe processes it a micro-lot for Artisan Roast.

In the cup this micro lot displays a complex cup. We find salted caramel leads the front of the tasting and this leads on to a sweet red berry note with honeycomb and a little milk chocolate in the mid range. The body is viscous, mouth expanding and rounded. These elements are brought together with a classic El Salvadorean Bourbon acidity ... medium, complex and lingering with a blood orange like finish and make it a very versatile coffee to brew. Whether through filter, french press or espresso there are a range of characteristics to be found; Espresso will bring out the salted caramel and orange like finish, while a filter brings out more of the delicate red berry and cocoa notes.


Altitude: 1490m asl
Farm/Coop: Finca Bonanza
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter
Origin: Central America/El Salvador - Department of Ahuachapán, Municipality of Apaneca Ilamatepec Mountains
Owner: Joe Molina & Family
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: Yellow Bourbon

Roasting and delivery information

We roast every Monday and Wednesday (roasting days). Our cut off for planning orders for roasting is 12 pm on a roasting date. If an order is received after this cut off it will be prioritised on the next roasting day. Most items will be dispatched the next day (Tuesday and Thursday) We send the coffee by Royal Mail 1st Class post, which aims to deliver within 1 working day. For International delivery to Europe we use the Royal Mail International Standard service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days. For International delivery to World Zone 1 & 2 countries we use the Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days.

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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.