About the Coffee
Flavour profile: A well-balanced cup with an aroma of sweet pears. Notes of canned yellow pear, milk chocolate and vanilla. The aftertaste is long-lasting and a bit cooling, reminding of mint-chocolate. The mouthfeel is creamy and round.
Colour: Cream yellow
Producer: Mauricio Ortiz and Mary Ortiz
Region: El Pasti in the Santa Ana region
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Harvest: End of December 2020 - February 2021
Altitude: 1400 meters above sea level
This coffee is a text book example of how working together directly gives a better product and more profit. Drop Coffee is the only ones buying the coffee sourced directly from the farm El Sunzita. For a few years now, we are getting the varietals grown at the farm kept separated for us. Maurizio is a highly skilled agronomist and Mary received the Coffee grower of the year award, from the agricultural minister of El Salvador, because of the innovative process that they use at their farm. El Sunzita is a great example of driven producers that are putting in the extra work to achieve higher quality, also how small-scale producers and roasters can work together for higher quality, year after year. This is the Yellow Bourbon. The taste profile is well balanced with flavours of canned yellow pear, vanilla and a refreshing touch off after eight.
About the Mary and Mauricio Ortiz
Mary and Mauricio were given their current piece of land through Mauricio's family, 30 years ago when they got married and started to grow coffee on the plot soon thereafter. Mauricio is an agronomist and Mary is working with admin and business. Step by step they have built an incredibly beautiful farm on their land. Today they have built a nursery to be able to strengthen weaker plants, installed a small pulper to be able to experiment on different processing. Their grown-up kids are getting more and more involved as well.
On their 16 hectares, they now have a beautiful nursery and a small scale pulper.
Mauricio as an agronomist and producer, he does consulting with other producers in the area. At El Sunzita he is working as steady and organic as he can, focusing on the three S’s: Soil, Sun and Shade. By covering the area where the coffee trees are growing, with shading trees, sending soil on tests readings and creating their own fertilizers. On the new plants, they have been focusing on building stronger roots of the plants, for three years they've applied biota and are also making fertilizers from the coffee pulp.
The farm belongs to the mountain pitch El Sunza, with a total of 140 hectares of coffee farms, owned by Mauricio's brother. In 2015, Mary and Mauricio decided they wanted to produce the coffee from their farm individually. They named their farm as a small bit of El Sunza, El Sunzita and their aim was to process the higher quality coffee and sell it separately. This has contributed to a more economical sustainability in the business.
We’re now happy to have the coffee from El Sunzita at Drop Coffee, for the sixthb year in a row working with the couple. Step by step we’ve been growing the cooperation. Over the last years, our cooperation has given us the opportunity to have the varietals separated for us which means that we can offer these separately to you.