|Country: El Salvador||Variety: Red Bourbon, Pacamara|
|Region: El Bálsamo Quetzaltepec||Process: Natural, Red Honey, Yellow Honey|
|Producer: Anny Ruth||Harvest: 2018|
|Farm: Loma La Gloria||Elevation: 1500 Meters|
|Tasting Notes: Citrus, Cocoa, Red Fruit|
The Wedding Blend is a marriage of two varietals, three processes, and one celebration. This lot was created by Francisco, the Quality Control manager of Loma La Gloria, especially for the wedding of producer Anny Ruth and Jeff Courson, Ally’s Southwest account manager. The coffee was served at the ceremony and was such a such that Anny, Jeff, and Francisco decided to share the unique lot with the wider roaster community!
The lot is composed of 30% Bourbon Red Honey, 35% Pacamara Natural, and 35% Pacamara Yellow Honey, all grown on Loma La Gloria. The Wedding Blend coffee is an excellent feature offering or limited run for a special occasion.
Today, Anny Ruth runs Loma La Gloria mill to control the process, quality, and traceability of all the beans that pass through. Her father, Roberto, purchased the farm in the late 1990’s and named it after his Grandfather’s estate: Loma La Gloria. A civil engineer by trade and visionary businessman by nature, Roberto completed construction of the mill on the farm in 2001. Unfortunately, the mill was left abandoned upon completion, with Loma La Gloria’s coffee cherries being sold to local mills.
In 2012 Anny Ruth took over the mill’s operations and today the farm’s coffee has earned an international reputation for quality in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Loma La Gloria is known for its carefully processed Honey and Natural coffees sorted by varietal. Loma La Gloria is located in the El Boquerón crater of the San Salvador Volcano. The farm’s elevation ranges from 1200 to 1750 meters above sea level.
Shade trees cover much of Loma La Gloria and are home to many species of birds, including Blue jays, Chiltotas, Torditos, Guacalchias, and Hummingbirds. The shade canopy helps control temperatures on the farm, maintaining the optimal climate to produce a desirable cup profile.
Read more about Loma La Gloria and El Salvador’s Coffeelands.