Wide Open Road Coffee Roasters
CHOCOLATE & ORANGE MARMALADE
Origin: El Salvador
Region: Ahuachapan, Illamantapec
Washing Station: Beneficio Los Cerritos
Altitude: 1500-2400 masl
Importer: First Crop Coffee
We roasted our first coffee from the Himalaya Farm in 2014. Considering the hard times the producers at Himalaya have been through over the years, we believe this coffee demonstrates the benefits of long-term relationships between producers, importers and roasters.
Sonia, the owner of Himalaya, exclusively grows Bourbon varietals for their unique quality and flavour. Unfortunately this varietal is also more susceptible to leaf rust, a pervasive fungal disease, which can potentially wipe out entire crops, as it did in 2015. This can have long-lasting effects on the viability of the farm, as they were unable to harvest in 2016 and 2017.
There are over 30 full-time workers working on the 5 farms at Himalaya, and thankfully with much anticipation, they welcomed a small yield in 2018, starting the farms on their road to recovery. First Crop purchased the entire harvest and paid an additional $2 per kg premium to assist in relieving the financial pressures of the reduced yield from previous seasons.
The availability of the 2020 harvest was looking slim due to delays caused by the pandemic, but after waiting with anticipation, we are proud to present what we believe is their best crop to date.
19.5g Dry coffee (Dose)
44g Espresso (Yield)
24 Seconds (Time)
Note: We have developed an espresso profile for this coffee - meaning it is roasted a little darker than would normally suit filter brew methods. If you're using pour over, Aeropress, batch brew, plunger or other filter brew methods we recommend our Single Origin Filter Roast. However, we're more than happy to supply any of our coffees ground to any specifications - coffee is a personal journey, and we are excited to take that journey with you.
SINGLE ORIGIN ESPRESSO - El Salvador, Himalaya