We apparently have a thing for coffee produced by Gilberto Baraona, with good reason — it’s hella good. It’s got some hazelnut, milk chocolate, along with the intermittent raisin. It’s full of complexity and a fruity floral element that ignites your sense of wonder. There’s something for every coffee lover in this cup.
Finca Los Pirineos has existed for well over 100 years, having narrowly survived the Salvadoran civil war that lasted through the entire 1980s. Gilberto Baraona’s grandparents, the original owners of Los Pirineos, encouraged the younger generation to take up coffee farming again after the war. Gilberto Baraona had the tenacity to take up ownership of the farm after the war and has had remarkable success.
He has committed to growing coffee well, with care. He explores a variety of factors that impact the coffee as it grows on his farm that sits on the Tepeca volcano in Usulatan. He experiments with growing different varieties at varying altitudes to understand where each coffee variety will flourish. He has made calculated risks with controlled experiments with preparations and processes with superb results.
1350 -1550 masl
Sandy loam, Volcanic soils
medium to dark
Nectarine & Dark Chocolate
We taste 80% dark chocolate and stone fruit, specifically nectarine, along with some creamy & bitter walnut.
Hazelnut & Mandarin
Creamy chocolate, thick and rich with super sweet mandarin and stone fruit.
Jasmine & peach
Peaches & cream, in the way only an Ethiopian coffee can bring you all of the peaches and cream. Jasmine flowers and intricate bitters that stimulate your senses to finish it off. We’ve immensely enjoyed coffee from the Boji wet mill in the Kochere region on multiple occasions and are thrilled to bring it back for another run.
Roasted walnut & grape
This coffee is technically a blend, but it’s not your average blend. By purchasing this coffee, you are directly supporting 15 small coffee pickers. You are supporting fair pay, legal and safe health care, and pension payments.
Lingonberry & Cream
It’s as though a human-sized raspberry is running full speed ahead at you, into your mouth - you’re a little freaked out by it, but then it gives you a massive sweet juicy hug and all is well with the world. So sugar cane sweet, bold and bright. Uniquely fresh crop Kenyan in the very best way.
Earl Grey & Rosehip
Sold out. It’s calm with a lovely lightly bitter black tea aftertaste, has a grounded structure, and it doesn’t have that super typical natural funkiness (though definitely still a natural). There's fruit as you'd expect: papaya and lime. We're happy to share this easy drinking coffee as we roll into summertime.