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🇸🇻 El Salvador Los Pirineos

Variety: Sudan Rume
Processing: Natural
Altitude: 1400 masl
Tasting notes: blackberry, lime, jasmine
Harvest: 2023

About the coffee:
Paul says

It's a very interesting coffee - the producer Diego is a relatively young producer, who took over from his dad. He is a triathlete and I actually met in him Milan, when I organised a run at the world of coffee.

His farm has got attention from a number of coffee pros, including Ona, who has his coffee through Project Origin, as well as TW.

The Sudan Rume was chosen by me at least, because i find the varietal super interesting. It is unlike any other varietal, whilst also being high scoring and having a postive profile. 

Then finally for flavour notes, it is extremely hard to narrow this one down. Theres definitely fruit, theres definitely citric acidity and florality - I'd probably be persuaded to put a fourth herbal note in there at a push, but we do 3!

About the selection:

This month was coordinated by Chris

When me and Paul started emailing in June it was just off the back of two gesha months, and we didn’t want to be another entry in the Mystery Gesha League. 

After trying a sample, the sudan rume was an easy choice. It was very complex, which meant narrowing down tasting notes would be tough. The processing wasn’t easy to identify, El Salvador isn’t Colombia and even the farm is a lower altitude than you’d expect. On top of that - and most importantly - it’s a really nice coffee. 

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Processing: Anaerobic Natural
Altitude: 1750 masl
Tasting notes: peach, raspberry, red wine
Harvest: 2023