El Salvador El Borbollon

85% dark chocolate - juicy with good grip - candy apple acidity - round & sweet body


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Origin  Santa Ana Volcano
Flavours  85% dark chocolate (espresso), milk chocolate (with milk), green grape, juicy with good grip, dry, red apple finish
Body  round & sweet
candy apple
Roast  medium
Recommended Brewing  pourover, espresso, milk-based espresso

Owners  the Alvarez Family
Altitude  1,500 masl
Varietal(s)  Typica
Processing  fully washed

Our single origin coffees are all packed into 250g bags straight from the roaster. For optimal freshness, if you select 1kg of a single-origin coffee, it will be shipped as 4x250g bags.  
Our blends and decaf are packed into both 250g and 1kg bags. 

El Salvador El Borbollon

We have been featuring El Borbollon’s coffees since the first Origin espresso blend back in 2006. One of the members of the Alvarez family even popped in a few years ago to see us at the roastery during her honeymoon…

Feel free to have a look at El Borbollon’s web site.

The El Borbollon Mill

Since 1985, El Borbollon mill has been processing some the best quality coffees in El Salvador. El Borbollon continues the Alvarez family’s time-honoured tradition of growing, milling and exporting the finest coffees in the country. Excellent growing conditions and a commitment to developing sustainable practices has helped them to harvest the best coffee cherries.

El Borbollon Typica is a specific selection from different lots and farms located on the Santa Ana volcano, that still grow this heirloom varietal. According to World Coffee Research, Typica is the most famous of the Typica-descended varieties. It is a tall variety characterised by lower production, susceptibility to the major diseases, but good cup quality. It is believed

El Salvador has been growing this variety from as early as 1840, and it remained the predominant variety until the 1940s. Bourbon is also a very signfiicant variety in the country, a fact that it shares with our closer neighbour Rwanda.

This Lot Compared to Lots We Have Blended With

As some of the lots received at the mill started to show some interesting qualities, El Borbollon started to separate those based on cup qualities and to sell them in a differentiated way. This is a blend of only the best coffees received by the mill, and has more body and flavour intensity than other less selected lots we have used in our espresso blends in the past.