El Salvador Ignacio Gutierrez
|Region||San Ignacio, Chalatenango|
|Farm||Finca Los Pozos|
|Tastes Like||Sweet Chocolate + Citrus
|Best Served||Milk or Black|
This freshly landed lot is a Pacas varietal grown by Ignacio Gutierrez at Finca Los Pozos.
Ignacio has a long history in farming: Before he started planting coffee in the year 2000, he worked with wood and tomatoes, when he switched to coffee farming he started with just 500 coffee trees. He grows coffee on about 5 manzanas ( 3.5 ha ) of rich soil in Chalatenango, El Salvador, and has produced fantastic lots year after year. In 2011, 2013 and 2015, his coffees took first place in El Salvador’s Cup of Excellence competition.
The Cup of Excellence is a competition held in El Salvador and other producing countries to identify the highest quality coffees of that years harvest. During the competition each coffee is assessed by cupping, at least five times by certified judges. Only coffees that score high consistently progress in the competition.
The winning lots are awarded the CoE and sold via auction to the highest bidder. Other producers who's coffees score well but don't win, are often rewarded thanks to the exposure and transparency of the CoE format.
The CoE is an important program as it provides incentive through financial reward to producers that pursue high quality coffees.
In your cup you’ll find lots of chocolatey sweetness, a subtle citrus like acidity and also hints of cherry + dark berries.