El Salvador Miravalle 2015-16
Origin: El Salvador – Lamatepec Volcano
Region: Santa Ana-ILAMATEPEC
Farmer: Jaime Riera
Varietal: Bourbon, Pacamara, Kenya, Castillo
Altitude: 1850 meters
Proc. Method: Fully Washed-Patio Dried
In the Cup: Big Body, Rich, Creamy, Honey, Sweet Citrus
2015: Miravalle finished 13th with a cupping score of 87.01
2012, 2013 & 2014 CUP OF EXCELLENCE WINNER
This is a small 20 acre farm at a very high elevation. It is stunningly beautiful. Constantly covered by volcanic clouds, it remains cool by tropical standards. The day I was there the wind was unusually strong and it couldn’t have been much more than 65 degrees. Because of the unique micro-climate and elevation, Miravalle wasn’t quite ready to harvest.
Quote from Jimmy, Jr… “It was always my grandfathers dream to live here.” Jimmy’s grandfather was Jaime’s father. He died a few years ago at the age of 103.