El Borbollón has been a go-to varietal for our co-founder and roaster, Grey Smith, for nearly a decade. This mouthwatering coffee comes the Alvarez family who have been growing in El Salvador for over 100 years, across four generations -- enjoy El Borbollón's orange, caramel, and almond notes today.
- Farm: El Borbollon
- Varietal: Red Bourbon
- Process: Fully washed
- Altitude: 1,400 to 1,500 metres above sea level
- Town / City: Santa Ana
- Region: Apaneca-Ilamatepec
- Owner: The Alvarez Family
- Farm Size: 51 hectares
- Tasting Notes: Orange, Caramel, Almond
The Alvarez family's award-winning farms are located on the lush green hills of Santa Ana, in the west of the country, whose rich volcanic soils and mild climate provide ideal conditions for growing coffee. The beans which together make up El Borbollón come from two small neighboring farms – La Reforma and Santa Maria. They are hand-picked and collected in traditional hand woven baskets from December until March by pickers who have been specially trained to select only the best and fully-mature coffee cherries.