El Salvador is yet another very exciting coffee producing nation. They are putting a lot of leg work into progressing the coffee industry, with a particular focus on developing improved washing processes that offer cleaner and more transparent cup profiles.
The coffee, El Clarinero is named after a local blackbird that inhabits the the slopes of the Santa Ana volcano. The bird is known for its harmony of beautiful sounds which led to the creation of this name for the harmony of this coffee coming together from different farms the area.This coffee is a blend of three Micro-lots from the farms Santa Maria, Le Reforma and El Cerro. All three farms as well as the El Borbollon Mill where this coffee was processed are owned by the Alvarez family who have been growing coffee in the region for over 100 years and have developed a reputation for producing great quality coffee. After meticulous processing, this coffee is sent to the Alverez family's QC lab where it graded, rated and blended by the head of Quality Control, Luis.
SWEET! That is the most dominant thing you will notice about this coffee; it is so incredibly sweet. Just think sticky toffee, caramel, brown sugar and all that delicious goodness. It's not just sweet though, it's also oh-so-complex. Juicy plum notes balance out the toffee-like sweetness, but the acidity is the real star of the show here. A vibrant grapefruit acidity is delightfully complimented by an effervescent mouthful - this coffee literally dances across your palate, with lingering citrus flavours and a delicate fizz that makes you itch for another sip. All brew methods offer an adventurous taste experience!
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- Origin - Santa Ana, Apaneca Ilamatepec, El Salvador
- Producer - Alverez Family
- Varietal - Red Bourbon
- Altitude - 1200 - 1600 masl
- Process - Washed
- Notes - Plum, Grapefruit, Raisin, Toffee
- Cupping Score - 85.5