El Salvador La Fany (Natural) Espresso

Honeycomb with fresh plum, white grape and soft Golden Delicious apple.

  • Info

    We’re thrilled to welcome back Red Bourbon from Finca La Fany for another year. Over the last seven years, the quality of coffee from the family run Sicafe and their two farms, La Fany and La Siberia, have continued to impress. In 1870, Fabio Morán and Etifanio Silva sowed coffee trees in one of the highest summits of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range. Passed from generation to generation, La Fany was inherited by Rafael Da Silva a century later and, today, is renowned as one of the highest quality producers in El Salvador.

    With its very own wet mill, Sicafe has greater control of the processing and quality of its coffee, and begins processing cherries at 8pm every evening after harvest, before being transferred to the farm’s very own greenhouse for drying. Along with a greenhouse and a wet mill, the Da Silvas have installed a cupping room and a sample roastery, so they can focus more on developing the quality of the coffee.

    Producer Rafael Da Silva, a keen agronomist, has divided the land into tablónes – or areas – where only the finest cherries from each area are selected to produce their coffee. Finca La Fany is part of the ‘Meso-American Biological Corridor System’, a network of protected natural corridors which runs from Mexico all the way down to Panama. When this natural corridor or biological ‘highway’ passes through the shade-grown coffee regions of El Salvador, it acts as a substitute rainforest and plays a vital role as sanctuary for many of the migratory and native bird species found in this part of the world.

  • Technical Details
    • Producer: Sicafe / Rafael Da Silva
    • Farm: Finca La Fany
    • Processing: Natural
    • Varieties: Red Bourbon
    • Harvest: January - March 2018
    • Altitude: 1400 - 1600 masl
    • Region: Ahuachapán, Apaneca Ilamatepec Mountain Range
  • Espresso Recipe
    • 19.5g

      ground coffee dose

    • 26

      seconds brew time

    • 45g

      espresso shot yield

    • 94º

      brew temperature

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