Los Pirineos - El Salvador
Usulután, El Salvador
Process: Black Honey Process
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Macadamia, Honeydew
Found in the Usulután department of El Salvador, Los Pirineos farm is operated by fifth-generation coffee producer Diego Baraona. Diego took the helm at the farm in 2020 following his father’s passing and now works to carry on the tradition and legacy of not only his father Gilberto, but the more than 130 years of experience, history, and knowledge that his family has in coffee cultivation. The farm sits 1400 meters above sea level on the slopes of a stand-alone volcano.
This lot of Pacamara coffee underwent Black Honey processing. After harvest, ripe cherries are pulped and the mucilage is left intact. Pulped coffee is then spread in a thin layer on shaded raised drying beds. The shade slows the drying process compared to the other Honey processes used on the farm. Coffee is dried for approximately 25 days until it reaches ideal humidity.