El Salvador Loma La Gloria Red Bourbon Yellow Honey Gold Label
cherry • milk chocolate • cinnamon
- roasted & shipped the same day
- In stock, ready to ship
Cupping this coffee was really eye-opening to the differences in coffee processing. We thought it’d be helpful to compare our other Loma La Gloria coffee that we have here in the shop (which holds almost all the same qualities as this current Loma except for the way it was processed). Cupping these coffees side by side helped bring the book smarts of coffee processing to light. In this bean, we get a smooth chocolate sweetness paired with a slight undertone of cinnamon-like mouthfeel to round out the texture. A deep cherry brightness also comes through but stands in the shadow of the chocolate notes.
This emphasizes the differences between the natural process and the honey process down to a tee. The sweetness a honey process brings forth is contrasted to the fruity acidity that a natural process can bring.
Region:El Bálsamo Quetzaltepec
Flavor Notes: cherry • milk chocolate • cinnamon
juicy • bold
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Recommended Brew Method:
french press • espresso
Today, Anny Ruth Pimentel runs the Loma La Gloria mill to control the process, quality, and traceability of all the beans that pass through. Her father, Roberto, purchased the farm in the late 1990’s and named it after his Grandfather’s estate: Loma La Gloria. A civil engineer by trade and visionary businessman by nature, Roberto completed the construction of the mill on the farm in 2001. Unfortunately, the mill was left abandoned upon completion, with Loma La Gloria’s coffee cherries being sold to local mills.
In 2012 Anny Ruth took over the mill’s operations and today the farm’s coffee has earned an international reputation for quality in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Loma La Gloria is known for its carefully processed Honey and Natural coffees sorted by varietal. Loma La Gloria is located in the El Boquerón crater of the San Salvador Volcano. The farm’s elevation ranges from 1200 to 1750 meters above sea level.
Shade trees cover much of Loma La Gloria and are home to many species of birds, including Blue jays, Chiltotas, Torditos, Guacalchias, and Hummingbirds. The shade canopy helps control temperatures on the farm, maintaining the optimal climate to produce a desirable cup profile.
On-Demand Roasting Explained
I'm sure that you've seen notes on our website about how 'We don't roast until you want it." or "Roasted Fresh After You Order", but have you thought about why and how we setup our business to do that?