El Salvador
Los Pirineos

Taste Profile
Strawberry Jam, orange blossom, oolong tea with red grapes in the finish: Fruity and juicy

 

Background

Los Pirineos Coffee farm has been in the Baraona Family since 1880. Gilberto Baraona is an 8 times winner of Cup of Excellence in El Salvador. 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. At altitudes below 1200 meters varietals such as Castillo Naranjal, Costa Rica 95, Lempira, Obata, and Casiopea are being cultivated.


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 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. As a result of 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. 


Region

Usulutan, El Salvador

Farm

Los Pirineos

Farmer

Gilberto Baraona

Varietal

Bourbon

Altitude Range

1400 m

Process

Natural, sundried

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