El Salvador - Finca El Corozo (COE Farm)
Finca El Corozo is no stranger in the coffee industry in El Salvador. Back in 2013, the was ranked at no 16 in the El Salvador COE with its famous Bourbon with washed process. This lot is from the same plant used for the COE and process the same method. While Pacamara varietal has been dominating the COE competition in El Salvador, bourbon produced at high altitude in El Salvador will not disappoint.
Finca El Corozo is a farm situated on the slopes of Ilamatepec, a volcano located in the Santa Ana department of El Salvador. The area was decimated by a volcanic eruption in 2005 - covering the farm in over a foot of volcanic ash. Fernando Lima has rebuilt the farm, planting both Pacamara & Bourbon varietals which are thriving in part due to the fertile volcanic soil.
The coffee production process is of a traditional kind, coffee is grown under shade trees, mostly ingas, cypress, corozo trees (originated the name of the farm), in total about 75 different species of shade trees. Soil type is from volcanic origins, very well drained and with high organic matter contents.
We find this coffee very interesting, Loaded with acidity of strawberry, the nuttyness of hazel nut and the ligering chocolate taste created provided the balance in the cup. The cup is syrupy and has a clean finish.
Varietal : Bourbon
Altitude :1800 masl
Process : Washed
Origin : Ilamapatec Volcano, Santa Ana