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El Salvador El Mirador El Cipres Estate Rainforest Alliance Certified Washed Arabica Green Coffee Beans (1kg)

El Salvador El Mirador El Cipres Estate Rainforest Alliance Certified Washed Arabica Green Coffee Beans (1kg)

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Cup Score

1070 - 1800 masl

Washed (RFA)

Bálsamo-Quezaltepec, San Salvador Department






January - March

April - July


Alvarez Gallardo

The El Cipres Estate is located on the North West slopes of the Picacho Volcano in the Bálsamo-Quezaltepec coffee region, within the municipality of Nejapa, San Salvador. The farm was originally bought in 1880 by Dr. EmilioAlvarez Lalinde, whenhis family migrated to El Salvador from Colombia. The family brought with them their strong ancestral links and vast knowledge of coffee production. In 1992 the estate was taken over by the Alvares Gallardo family, who brought a new passion and dedication to the farm, working hard to achieve RFA certification, in addition to improving all aspects of the estate.

The estate is made up of 90 hectares of coffeeproducing landand 5 hectares of natural forest, which has allowed the wildlife to flourish. Startingat 1070 masl, thefarm is a long thin strip of land which climbs up to 1800 masl, producing3000 bags annually. ElMirador is a parcel of land made up of 6.5 Hectares (9 Manzanas) and is nestled at the top reaches of the farm between 1500 - 1650 masl. The coffee picked is a Bourbon varietal that has been grown under shade in the nutrient rich volcanic soil.

The family are currently going through the process of replacing old coffee plants across the farm and are looking to improve quality and yield for future harvests. In addition to Bourbon, there are also sections of Orange Bourbon and Pacamara in the higher reaches of the estate, which are ready to harvest this year. Theestate has also re-introduced the old practice

of 'agobia',which involves cutting and growing to improve the yield.

There is a strong emphasis on community at the El Cipres Estate. In addition totheir RFA certification, the family strive toensure all workers are treated with respect and dignity. The permanent staff who live on the farm all year round have their food subsidised by the farm owner and during the picking season, all staff receive daily meals and coffee. Thehouses of the permanent staff have also been provided with new efficient reduced smoke cooking stoves, in addition to the installation of volcanic stones which act as filters for the wastewater, to reduce pollutants reaching the soils.

This year we have requested for El Borbollon to produce 2 natural microlots exclusively for us,

using cherry selected from the upper reaches of the El Cipres farm. The El Mirador lotis specifically from a parcel of land which is approximately 6.5 hectares in size. The cherry is delivered from the farm where it is then floated and separated to ensure only ripe cherries are used in producing these lots. Once ready, the cherry is moved to the patio, usually late in the afternoon so the cherries lose the initial moisture without ‘heat shock’ from the strong afternoon sun. They are then left for 48hrs to settle and not raked, to prevent the skin of the cherry being damaged whilst soft. The coffee is turned every 45 minutes after this until it reaches moisture of 11%. After this, it is left to rest in bags inside GrainPro to settle for 30 days before being hulled ready for shipment.

FSC: 1164
El Cipres- El Mirador
Varietal: Bourbon
Process: Washed (RFA)
Cup profile: Mandarin & red fruit, caramel, cream & full bodied

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