El Salvador Fernando Alfaro, Finca Miramar Arabigo/Bourbon Anaerobic Natural

Raspberry, citrus liqueur, umami, good intensity
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
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Lot Number P8002202-1
  • 3 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Miramar is a new farm established by Fernando Alfaro in the village of Santa Tecla on the San Salvador Volcano. Fernando and his family fully renovated this farm in order to produce boutique micro lots for the specialty market. Fernando brings over 30 years of coffee experience to the farm, which includes the varieties of Arabigo, Bourbon, Pacamara, Geisha, Kenya SL28, Sydra and Tabi.

Origin El Salvador
Subregion San Salvador Volcan
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Finca Miramar
Dry Mill El Carmen
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Natural with extended 192hr cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
Growing Altitude 1700m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Arabigo, Bourbon
Coffee Grade SLV CA WA MIC
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Art of Production

Like many producers of coffees which experiment with extended fermentation techniques, Fernando's exact 'recipe' is a closely guarded family secret. But here's what we do know: the process starts with selective harvesting of ripe cherries from trees of the arabigo and bourbon varieities. These undergo a controlled fermentation for 192 hours with cultures of fungus and bacteria, followed by slow raised bed drying for an average of 30 days. After drying the coffee is rested for at least 60 days before secondary processing. 

History of Coffee in El Salvador

Coffee was first introduced to El Salvador from the Caribbean as a garden crop in the mid-18th century but did not gain a commercial production foothold until 1850’s because indigo, easier to grow and more profitable, was king. Coffee was first exported—695 bags—in 1856 and the government began to encourage coffee farming. Exponential growth coincided with the development of synthetic indigo near the end of the century. At one time, El Salvador was one of the largest producers of commercial coffees. Today, with a focus on quality over quantity, 70% of coffee from El Salvador sells for a premium above commodity prices.

  • Subregion San Salvador Volcan
  • Farm Name Finca Miramar
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Dry Mill El Carmen
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Natural with extended 192hr cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Arabigo, Bourbon
  • Min Growing Altitude 1700m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg €12.50
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade SLV CA WA MIC
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002202-1
  • Origin El Salvador
  • Warehouse Vollers Hamburg