Chimney Fire Coffee - El Salvador

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Origin

The El Cipres farm near the LLamatepec Volcano in the Santa Ana region of El Salvador

Variety

Bourbon

Processing

Natural

Altitude

1700 masl

Roast Profile

Omni-Roast

Tasting Notes

Strawberry Compote, Wine Gums and Caramel

Coffee Facts

This coffee is bursting with flavour and sweetness - a real ‘Pic N’ Mix’. We first visited Tomas at his farm in February 2019, and committed to sourcing fresh crop every year, paying twice the FairTrade price for this delicious coffee.

The El Cipres farm is located on the slopes of the Santa Ana Volcano, at a height of 1,600 to 1,700 meters above sea level. Producer Don Tomas first planted the bourbon variety 10 years ago and has ensured an increase in quality year on year thanks to careful farm management and good agricultural practices. The coffee is protected by natural shade cover, including the surrounding mountains and Pepeto trees. Pepeto trees also provide excellent nutrients and organic matter for the soil through leaves falling and decomposing during pruning. This is a natural processed coffee, which means that during harvest season, the coffee cherries (the fruit that contains the coffee bean) are picked from the trees at the optimal time for ripeness, and taken to the drying patio where they are separated into groups depending on the level of ripeness. From here the coffee is then dried inside the cherry with careful temperature monitoring to ensure the correct moisture level is maintained. We are extremely pleased to work directly with Tomas, having visited his farm in 2019, and look forward to supporting the continued expansion of his farm.