Common Greens

El Salvador Los Pirineos Coffee

Apricot Mixed Florals Tangerine & Orange
El Salvador
Dispatched from Common Greens
(earns 55 Taste Points)
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This coffee is only available in wholebeans but as either an espresso or filter roast.  

Los Pirineos Coffee farm has been in the Baraona Family from more than 120 years, since 1880. Gilberto Baraona is a 15 times winner of Cup of Excellence in El Salvador, 6 of which were in the top ten. The Farm is located at the top of the Tecapa Volcano, in the Tecapa Chinameca Coffee Region. The farm has been the experimental ground for several new varietal projects, such as the Central America F1 variety. Currently Los Pirineos is starting to grow more than 10 new varietals that will start producing in 2017. New varietals include Orange Pacamara, Geisha, Bourbon Elite, Bourbon Laurina, Javas, and Kenya. For the lowers altitudes below 1200 meters, new varietals include Castillo Naranjal, Costa Rica 95, Lempira, Obata, and Casiopea. Gilberto has a seed garden of 69 varieties and is also now becoming a verified seed distributor of Pacamara, Tekisic & Catisic for World Coffee Research.

The farm and Mill have 50 full time employees taking on a further 75 during the peak of the harvest. Gilberto’s obsession with quality means he pays well above the legal minimum wages to all his staff. He requires far more precision and attention to detail than the average coffee farm and so must invest time and money in the people who manage the processing. Due to the training and support he offers even his temporary staff are consistent from year to year. Gilberto’s dedication to quality is uncompromising. He has the largest coffee seed bank in private hands in El Salvador and is constantly testing and exploring new options for unique cup character. It is with great excitement that Common Greens are working with him and hope to extend their offering from his farms in the coming years. The coffee is pulped with 100% of mucilage remaining. It is dried on raised beds in the sun. On the beds the coffee is left for 1 day without being moved and then moved 4 times a day. It is covered at night with total time 10-14 days drying.

To ensure you receive the freshest beans possible, Common Greens roast to order. Roasting usually takes place on Wednesdays, therefore your order will be dispatched within a week. 

- Flavours: Apricot, orange blossom, sticky toffee
- Origin: Los Pirineos, Tecapa Volcano
- Varietal: Pacamara
- Process: Orange Honey
- Altitude: 1200 - 1500 metres above sea level

Smooth
Brightness of Flavours
Crisp
Balanced & Pleasing
Thin
Mouthfeel
Heavy
Full Bodied & Rich
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced