El Salvador - El Cipres

El Salvador - El Cipres

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  • Farm: El Cipres
  • Varietal: Bourbon
  • Location: Balsamo - Quezaltepec
  • Altitude: 1070-1800m
  • Process: Natural
  • Owner: Alvares Gallardo

Cupping Notes

Rum & raisin, honey & milk chocolate

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El Cipres Estate is located on the Northern slopes of the Picacho Volcano in the Bálsamo-Quezaltepec coffee region, in the municipality of Nejapa, the estate has been in the family since 1880 after being bought by Dr. Emilio Alvarez Lalinde when the family migrated to El Salvador from Colombia bringing with them an ancestry & knowledge in coffee production. The Estate is now run by the Alvares Gallardo family who took over in 1992 bringing a new passion and dedication to the farm working hard to achieve RFA certification as well as improving all aspects of the estate.

There is a strong family and social aspect to the El Cipres Estate. As well as being RFA certified the family works hard to ensure all workers are treated with respect and dignity. There is a permanent staff who live on the farm whose food is subsidized all year round. In the houses they have also provided new efficient cooking stoves as well using volcanic stones as a filter of waste water to reduce pollutants reaching the soils. The farm also supports the local school which neighbours the farm subsiding the staff at the school. They have also helped with the supply of a computer and as well as provide sporting clothes for the games’ classes.