El Salvador - Malacara B - Red Bourbon

El Salvador - Malacara B - Red Bourbon

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Tastes Like: Red Apple, Lemon Blossom, Peach Pie

Region: Montañita, Santa Ana, El Salvador

Producer: Roberto Dumont

Altitude: 1,525 masl

Varietal: Red Bourbon

Process: Fully Washed

Latitude: 13.94003 

Longitude: -89.77231

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Great Salvadoran coffees are known mostly for their superb balance and drinkability.  This selection of Red Bourbon from Finca Malacara B is a balanced coffee with velvety milk-chocolate notes, a date-like sweetness and a refreshingly sweet and crisp acidity similar to fuji apples.

Malacara B is a lushly forested farm on the side of the Santa Ana volcano.  The property was once part of a larger farm called Medellin.  Samuel Alvarez Lalinde maintained the farm most recently, until 1995 when he passed it down to his children and it was divided into Malacara A, B and C.  

The Dumonts grow red, yellow, orange and pink Bourbon on their farm, Malacara B, that is located around 5,000 feet above sea level.  The farm is very organized, well-maintained and farmed using sustainable practices.  During our visit we spent a good part of the afternoon walking the land, checking on the shrubs, admiring the views and sampling coffee cherries before heading off to the opposite side of the farm where the farm house and varietal garden is located.

There are over 50 varietals of coffee growing in the Dumont's coffee garden.  The garden is an interesting project that allows the Dumonts to see which varietals may be well suited to their land.  They process enough of this coffee every year to roast and cup sample batches.  Some of the varietals from the garden have produced very positive results and are now being planted on their farm.  It's so exciting as a roaster and consumer of great coffees to see this type of experimentation at origin.  

The Dumonts are focused on quality and are intent on continuously progressing.  Their approach is helping to push speciality coffee forward and we are happy to have partnered with them the past few years in bringing you some really beautiful coffee.


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