El Salvador - Los Pirineos - Washed - 250g
Usulutan / 1400 masl. / Batian / Washed / SCA - 86.50p.
Please note, that as this is an exclusive coffee the delivery time can be longer than usual taking up to 5 working days.
The Los Pirineos farm is operated by fifth-generation coffee producer Diego Baraona - he took the helm at the farm in 2020 following his father’s passing and now works to carry on the tradition and legacy of more than 130 years of experience and history. The farm sits 1400 meters above sea level on the slopes of a stand-alone volcano. This unique positioning provides a micro-climate unlike any other with sun-filled days and cool breezes, creating an environment ideal for coffee production. Diego keeps an eye toward environmental and social responsibility as well. All of the water used in the production of the coffee comes from collected rainwater. Bees are kept here to produce honey and to contribute to the local ecosystem. Diego employs around 60 people on the farm and works to make sure that the people who harvest the coffee are also working on other projects on the farm year-round. All of the coffee at Los Pirineos is shade-grown under trees planted by Diego’s father Gilberto, which provides quality growing conditions for the coffee and additional habitat space for local fauna.
Originally a variety native to Kenya, but now rather unwelcome there, the Batian seems to thrive in Diego's hands, especially when washed processed. Freshly harvested coffee cherries were pulped with water to remove all fruit from the parchment coffee. The washed coffee was then spread out over shaded, raised beds, and dried for 45 days until reaching its ideal humidity.