What we tasted:
Milk chocolate, honey and praline, with notes of cherry and orange zest.
Processing: Fully washed
Varietal: 100% Bourbon
Farmer: Carolina Padilla (Palin Estate)
Altitude: 1250 MASL
El Salvador - Finca Palin
The Apaneca-Ilamatepec region is a beautiful expanse of volcanoes, swathes of forests, protected wilderness, and coffee farms. The soils are rich with volcanic material and the numerous ecosystems house a diverse array of flora and fauna.
This pristine region is home to Finca Palin, the third generation coffee farm owned and managed by Carolina Padilla outside of the town of Tacuba. The farm was first acquired in the early 1900's and was passed down from generation to generation. Carolina's father passed away in 2010, and she delved deep into the world of coffee - utilizing both her families traditional practices in addition to new modern processing methods.
This bourbon, icatu, marsellesa variety is naturally fermented, washed with pure spring water, and sun-dried on clay patios.