Rinaldos Coffee: Single Estate - El Salvador: El Borbollon
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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.
Coffee beans are pulped without water and then fermented for 16 - 20 hours until peel fermentation is achieved. The coffee is then washed in clean, fresh water to remove the mucilage. The parchment coffee is then placed onto the expansive patios and dried in the sun and regularly turned by hand.
Clay patios are used as they have superior endothermic properties (absorption of heat) than concrete and thus regulate temperature much better. The coffee beans are dried for 9 to 10 days in this way and the slower drying time seems to improve the cup quality.
The meticulous attention to detail shown at every stage of production - from harvesting to wet milling to cupping - has enabled the family to continue through the struggles of the past 20 years.
Farm/Coop: La Reforma & Santa Maria
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter
Origin: Central America/El Salvador - Santa Ana Volcano (Apaneca-Ilamatepec)
Owner: The Alvarez Family
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: 100% Red Bourbon
When do we roast and post your coffee?
We usually roast Tuesday and Thursday and post on the same day
Delivery prices to United Kingdom
Initial collection: Rinaldo's Coffee - Kendal, Cumbria
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