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El Salvador Los Pirineos Gesha Natural

Located at 6,200 feet on the slopes of the Tecapa Volcano, Los Pirineos is a farm we always count on to produce some of the most fascinating & memorable Central American coffees each year— and this Gesha is no exception.

The Baraona family has delivered on a truly complex and sweet natural-process single origin coffee at an incredible value.

Final Roast: Roasted fresh & shipped from the Equator Coffees roastery on Wednesday (1/24)

 

Flavor Profile

  • Origin

    Berlín, Usulutan Department, El Salvador

  • Tasting Notes

    Sweet and complex flavors including lychee, lemon curd, and blackberry.

  • Roast Level

    Light Med Lt Med Med Dark Dark

Origin Story

Diego Baraona

Named in honor of the Pyrenees, the mountain range that serves as a natural border between Spain and France, Finca Los Pirineos is the mountainous divide between the coffee towns of Santiago de María and Berlín, located in central El Salvador on the slopes of Tecapa Volcano. By some accounts, cultivation of coffee on the farm started in 1890, but whatever the exact date, the farm has been owned by the Baraona family for well over a century. Although specializing in heirloom variety Bourbon, an additional 94 varieties of coffee are maturing in a test nursery next to the mill. Initial results of these experimental plots are beginning to come in, with the goal of identifying the best varieties for planting elsewhere on the farm. In the coming years, we look forward to seeing how these new coffee varieties naturalize on the farm.

Altitude
Altitude

6,200 feet

Variety
Variety

Gesha

Processing
Processing

Natural

Why We Love This Coffee

We are happy to present another coffee from Finca Los Pirineos, a testament to the long-lasting partnership with the Baraona family that started over a decade ago. This Gesha (or Geisha) variety lot was processed using the natural, or dry method, where after harvesting the the coffee fruit is left to dry on the beans fully intact. This process imparts sweet and fruit-forward flavors into the coffee.

The Gesha variety was originally collected from coffee forests in Ethiopia in the 1930s. From there, it was sent to the Lyamungu research station in Tanzania before being brought to Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Central America during the 1950s. It was distributed throughout Panama by CATIE in the 1960s after being recognized for tolerance to Roya, or coffee leaf rust. However, the plant was not favored by farmers nor widely planted due to it having brittle branches. The variety finally came to prominence in 2004 when the Peterson family rediscovered it on their farm, Hacienda La Esmeralda.

  • Sustainably Sourced
    Sustainably Sourced

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