EL SALVADOR - El Aguila

EL SALVADOR - El Aguila


Tasting Notes

Floral aroma and honey sweetness with notes of mandarin, apricot, orange, milk chocolate and orange blossom.


Provenance

Country : El Salvador  Vintage : 2016
Region : Santa Ana  Altitude: 1600m
Farm : Finca El Aguila  Varietal : Red Bourbon
Farmer : Mauricio Ariz and sons  Processing : Washed

Background

Finca El Aguila is owned by Mauricio Ariz and his sons – 4th and 5th generation coffee farmers. The finca occupies 63 hectares; 43 of these hectares are given over to coffee and the remaining 20 hectares are dedicated to nature conservation or have been planted with cypress trees.

The farm is meticulously managed. Shade trees, including Ingas and Copalchi, have been planted throughout, and fertilization is performed after soil analysis and weed control has first been taken care of. Weed control is performed manually to avoid the use of herbicides. Fungicides are only applied when strictly necessary – usually in cases of extreme weather conditions, though with recent incidences of coffee leaf rust applications have become more frequent. Other practices on the farm include erosion control with vegetative barriers and the use of pruned branches to create more organic matter for the farm.

Tagged : Coffee, Now-Roasting, Espresso, Origins

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