Finca El Gobiado | Fernando Alfaro & Family | Agricola San Agustin
Orange, Yellow & Red Bourbon
Concepción de Ataco, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Anaerobic fermentation in cherry, dried as a natural on raised beds in the shade
December - March
El Salvador El Gobiado Rainbow Bourbon Anaerobic Natural is sourced from Finca Gobiado, a family-owned operation located near the town of Concepcion de Ataco in the Illamatepec mountain range within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. Fernando Alfaro and his family has been cultivating coffee for four generations on the 37-acre farm. This combination of orange, yellow and red bourbon varietal is meticulously picked and sorted, and then placed in airtight barrels for 96 hours with selected microbes and carefully controlled temperature to ensure a precise fermentation. Next the cherries were placed on raised beds and turned regularly for more than 20 days to ensure gentle and even drying. The Alfaro family has discovered through years of experience that their bourbon varietal responds exceptionally well to being processed naturally and the method also saves a tremendous amount of water resources, which is good for the environment.