CUP PROFILE: Balanced
LLG Red Bourbon offers moderate levels of sweetness and acidity, leading to a rounded cup with mildly fruitful and pleasantly rich tasting notes.
In The Cup:
This honey processed lot from El Balsamo Quetzaltepic, El Salvador yields a balanced cup with a stone fruit aroma and syrup mouthfeel; anticipate notes of Apple, Toasted Almonds, and Pie Crust
Loma La Gloria, “Hill of Glory”, is owned and operated by second generation coffee producer Anny Ruth. Anny and her team handle their honey processed lots with a great deal of care and tremendous attention to detail.
They harvest all of the coffee by hand to ensure that only the ripest possible cherries are being selected. The coffee then” de-pulped” meaning the majority, but not all, of the fruit flesh is removed using specialized equipment. Each lot is then sun-dried in an open air environment.
The crew at Loma La Gloria is able to control the specific amount of fruit pectin that remains on each bean. The more fruit remaining, the more the coffee will resemble a naturally processed coffee in terms of sweetness and body.
The coffee must be turned regular in order to avoid defect, mold, or over fermentation. The production staff at Loma La Gloria typically rotate honey processed lots several times each day in order insure the coffee drys thoroughly.
Their work speaks for itself, year in and year out Anny and her team are responsible for producing some of the finest El Salvadorian coffees on the market.