El Salvador washed Arabica SHG EP Finca Marina Cumbre Red Bourbon

citric, smooth, caramel, red currant
Acidity
Rating:
80 % of 100
Flavor
Rating:
80 % of 100
SCA Score 84.00
Body
Rating:
80 % of 100
Spot: Vollers Hamburg
Quantity Available: 36 GrainPro bags of 69kg
SKU
103235.2-1123

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Unit of Measure GrainPro bags of 69kg
Status Spot
Warehouse Vollers Hamburg
Bag Type Grain Pro
Crop 23/24
Acidity 4.000000
Flavor 4.000000
Batch 103235.2
Variety Red Bourbon
Region Cordillera de Bálsamo, Quetzaltepec
Process Washed
Grade SHG EP
Producer Finca Marina Cumbre
SCA Score 84.000000
Body 4.000000

Coffee production in El Salvador has shaped its history for more than 100 years and has been a significant contributor to the Salvadoran economy since the mid 19th century. Until the civil war in the 1980s, El Salvador was one of the most organized coffee-producing countries of Central America, with a renowned international reputation for quality and efficiency. After the end of the war, the country has been striving to recover its production. Due to its rich volcanic soils and mild climate, El Salvador produces excellent coffees and is home to some of the world‘s most sought-after varieties.

The Cordillera del Balsamo is located in the country‘s western region, a few dozen kilometers west of the capital city El Salvador, in the departments of Sonsonate and La Libertad.Finca Marina Cumbre is located right at the top of the mountain range and has 30 ha of shade-grown coffee plantations. This plantation is home to mainly three coffee varieties: Bourbon, Pacamara, and Icatu. Furthermore, Marina Cumbre focuses primarily on the production of specialty coffee and collaborates with the Sociedad Cooperativa de Caficultores Siglo XXI to improve agronomical and processing techniques.

This coffee is a washed Red Bourbon. Grown at 1,500 masl, it is a Strictly High Grown (SHG) coffee, a specification that is indicative of coffee cultivated at altitudes surpassing 1,200 meters. These higher elevations ensure a slower bean development process, allowing for increased nutrient density, resulting in a complex and flavorful cup profile.

El Salvador is the smallest, yet most densely populated country in Central America. The country has a special climate with high temperatures during the day and cold nights. In the higher regions, the temperature difference between day and night is rather pronounced, whereas it gets particularly hot on the coastlines.

The first records on coffee production in El Salvador range back to the 1850s. Since then, coffee production has significantly contributed to the country's economy. Thirty years later, in 1880, El Salvador was the fourth largest coffee producer in the world. At that time, about twice as much coffee was grown as today. In the 20th century, El Salvador was one of the most developed countries in Central America, and huge investments were made in infrastructure: roads, ports, and railroads were built. Many of these investments were financed by coffee exports. El Salvador had a reputation for high-quality coffees up until the 1980s when the civil war began. Since then, coffee production numbers have declined significantly.

Today, El Salvador grows only Arabica, especially Bourbon and the Pacas and Pacamara varieties. There are still some large estates in El Salvador today. However, the majority of the coffee is produced by smallholder farmers. In total, coffee from El Salvador makes up about 2% of global exports. Most of this coffee being of very good quality. El Salvador is an origin with a long and rich history that has plenty to offer to coffee lovers worldwide.

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