El Pepeton - El Salvador

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This is the first coffee from El Salvador that we have taken for a few years. As soon as we tasted it, we just had to buy it. I really can't remember a coffee this smooth and creamy. There are bold flavours too, hazelnut, chocolate, apple and a melting toffee caramel finish. If there is any coffee out there that epitomises what we mean by 'comfort' coffee, then this is it. Say hello to what will undoubtedly be one of our biggest hits of 2020. 

Origin:  Balsamo-Quezaltepec, San Salvador. 

Owner:  Alvarez Gallardo

Varietals: Bourbon

Processing: Washed

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Located on the North slopes of the Picacho Volcano in the Bálsamo-Quezaltepec coffee region, in the municipality of Nejapa, Department of San Salvador. The estate has been in the family since 1880 after being bought by Dr Emilio Alvarez Lalinde when the family migrated to El Salvador from Colombia bringing with them an ancestry & knowledge in coffee production. The Estate is now run by the Alvares Gallardo family who took over in 1992 bringing a new passion and dedication to the farm working hard to achieve RFA certification as well as improving all aspects of the estate.

There is a strong family and social aspect to the El Cipres Estate as well as being RFA certified the Family works hard to ensure all workers are treated with respect and dignity. There is a permanent staff who live on the farm whose food is subsidized all year round. In the houses, they have also provided new efficient reduced smoke cooking stoves as well using volcanic stones as a filter of wastewater to reduce pollutants reaching the soils. During the picking season, the workers also receive meals & coffee each day as well as a nutritional drink every other day to help promote worker health. The farm also supports the local school which neighbours the farm subsiding the teaching assistant at the school. They have also helped with the supply of a computer as well as providing sporting clothes for the games classes.

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K.W.
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Well this coffee is the epitome of a hug in coffee form. Sets you up for the day, smooth and sweet and ever so slightly nutty.

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T.N.
Incredible service as always!

Having recently moved away from the Sheffield area, I was hoping that I would not have to sacrifice any quality now that I was having to get my coffee delivered instead of picked up in stores. Thankfully, I needn't have worried! My coffee arrived fresh, delicious and beautifully packaged! My thanks to everyone at FCR for their continued excellence! - Tom

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