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Coffee Factory - World Exclusive: El Salvador Bosque Lya Orange Bourbon

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We are pleased to offer you a World Exclusive Microlot for Coffee Factory!!! Good sweetness, creamy body, smooth, lots of sweet orange, slight peanut

High up in the forested upper slopes of Bosque Lya, there is a small sector of the farm where only orange bourbon has been grown. Orange Bourbon, as the name would imply, ripens not red but orange and has a slightly livelier flavour than the traditional Red Bourbon coffees. When we heard about this coffee we were intrigued & loved it so much that we arranged for the entirety of the lot to be picked, pulped & washed before being shipped in our very own Coffee Factory sacks just for us.

El Salvador Finca Bosque Lya is situated in the municipality of Santa Ana on the foothills of the Ilamatepec Volcano (or Santa Ana Volcano as it now more commonly known) in the Apaneca Mountain range of western El Salvador. The farm was established in 1932 when Gustavo Vides Valdes named his property in honour of his newly born daughter, Lya. The farm name. Bosque Lya translates to – Lya’s forest.

In Central America El Salvador has the nickname, ‘Pulgarcito’, which means little thumb and is of course a reference to the tiny size of this important coffee producing nation. But if the best things come in small parcels then El Salvador is no exception as packed into this little country there are some of the best farms in the whole of Latin America. Many that are capable of scoring very highly on the cupping table. More than half of the nation’s coffee is Bourbon so there is plenty of sweetness, complexity and high acid coffee being produced. Around 90% of the country’s coffee is shade grown, which maintains the rich biodiversity that thrives in rural El Salvador.

This is a land of volcanoes, many of them active, so the soil is rich and fertile whilst the views are often strikingly beautiful and always dramatic. Volcan Santa Ana is the largest but Izalco, with its typical conical shape, is a national icon. Such conditions are perfect for the production of high quality coffee.

Altitude: 1,470 – 1,650 metres above sea level
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter
Origin: Central America/El Salvador - The Santa Ana municiplity
Process Method: Washed
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Roast Profile: Good sweetness, creamy body, smooth, lots of sweet orange, slight peanut
Varietals: Orange Bourbon

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast all coffee, fresh weekly on Monday & Tuesday. We despatch orders throughout the week. Any orders received after 11:00 in the morning on a Tuesday will be processed on following roasting days.

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