EL SALVADOR LAS NUBES - ESPRESSO
Region: Cantón Los Naranjos, Juayúa, Sonsonate
Notes: Cherry, hazelnut, chocolate.
Finca Las Nubes is owned by Fernando Gutiérrez and the farm name translates as ‘Farm of the clouds’. The farm is situated at 1400 - 1500 masl and is planted with varitals bourbon, catuai and pacamara in the rich volcanic soil of the land. The farm also have shade tress planted named pepeto and cuje as well as using cover crops to help fix nitrogen into the soil and retain moisture. In the harvest Fernando ensures that the coffee is picked at its ripest moment looking at the colour and the brix to help with the timing of selection. From here Fernando then has the cherry taken down to the San Rafael wet mill. At the wet mill the coffee is floated and screened again before then being pulped and there being as much mucilage left as possible on the coffee seeds. From here it is then taken to the raised beds where it is dried for up to 25 days.