El Salvador Loma Le Gloria Red Bourbon Honey Coffee
REGION: El Bálsamo Quetzaltepec FARM / CO-OP: Loma La Gloria Altitude: 1,500 meters Process: White Honey, Yellow Honey, Natural TASTING NOTES: Spiced Cider, Lavender, Sugar Cane ROAST LEVEL: Light/City+
A beautiful blend of Red Bourbon processed three ways— white honey, yellow honey, and natural process— from acclaimed producer Anny Ruth Pimental of Loma Le Gloria. “Belvedere” is Italian for “nice view,” in reference to the two sections of Loma La Gloria where this lot was grown, overlooking the Quetzaltepec Valley and El Picacho peak on the other side of Volcan San Salvador.
Ms. Pimental's coffee has earned an international reputation for quality in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Loma La Gloria is known for its carefully processed Honey and Natural coffees sorted by variety. Her father, Roberto, purchased the farm in the late 1990’s and named it after his Grandfather’s estate: Loma La Gloria. A civil engineer by trade and visionary businessman by nature, Roberto completed construction of the mill on the farm in 2001. Unfortunately, the mill was left abandoned upon completion, with Loma La Gloria’s coffee cherries being sold to local mills.
In 2012, Ms. Pimental took over the mill’s operations. Today, she runs Loma La Gloria mill to control the process, quality, and traceability of all the beans that pass through.
Loma La Gloria is located in the El Boquerón crater of the San Salvador Volcano. The farm’s elevation ranges from 1200 to 1750 meters above sea level. Shade trees cover much of Loma La Gloria and are home to many species of birds, including Blue jays, Chiltotas, Torditos, Guacalchias, and Hummingbirds. The shade canopy helps control temperatures on the farm, maintaining the optimal climate to produce a desirable cup profile.