Break Fluid BFGT

 
 

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BFGT – V4

50% Los Pirineos El Salvador (washed)
50% El Rincon Guatemala (washed)

V4 is here and is a banger. GT is our “Go To” blend, so it’s important it ticks all the boxes. We picked these two great Central American Coffees as they both stood out so strongly on the cupping table. These two combined are juicy, sweet and syrupy. Expect Black cherries, peach and a milk chocolate aftertaste. Medium roast. Punchy but balanced. Great as espresso, filter and cafetiere.

Tasting notes.

A medium roasted blend of two great Central American Coffees.
Juicy, sweet and syrupy.
Expect Black cherries, peach and a milk chocolate aftertaste.

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Product Description

BREAK FLUID – BFGT V4

50% Los Pirineos El Salvador (washed)

50% El Rincon Guatemala (washed)

LOS PIRINEOS – EL-SALVADOR

Varietal: Red Bourbon

Processing: Washed, Dried on raised beds

Los Pirineos Coffee farm has been in the Baraona Family from more than 120 years,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. For the lowers altitudes below 1200 meters varietals such as Castillo Naranjal, Costa Rica 95, Lempira, Obata, and Casiopea.

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 legal 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.

EL RINCON -GUATEMALA

Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra

Processing: Washed

El Rincon is a 25 hectare farm situated in the corner of a valley of limestone hills, protected from warm, dry winds and climate fluctuations. The climate is very stable with high relative humidity, which, along with the chalky soils of Huehuetenango define the cup character of this farm. Roberto Molina was the cousin of Jorge Vides the first owner of Finca La Bolsa, and they bought and established the farms around the same time. Roberto passed away in 2009 and his widow Yolanda Galindo is now taking care of the farm. The farm is now run by Renardo Ovalle, who has transformed the production towards quality focussed microlots. Many of the plants are old bourbon and caturra trees from the early years of the farm, but the farm manager is in the process of planting new bourbon and caturra plants, along with other exotic varietals.

Coffee is fermented dry in tiled tanks for 18-24 hours, before being washed and graded in channels. After the mucilage has been washed off, the coffee is soaked overnight in clean water. This step is more common in African processing, and is rare in Guatemala, but adds to the unique cup profile of this farm. This microlot is from a 5 hectare plot, and was picked over 7 days. The coffee was fermented for 20 hours and soaked for 12.

Additional Information

Weight

1kg, 250g, 500g

Grind

wholebean, espresso, filter, cafetiere

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