Vibrant, citrus, brown sugar. Smooth body, balanced cup. Nice lingering sweetness as it cools. 88.25.
Located in Betulia, The El Balso farm originally belonged to Walter Vargas’ grandparents. Passed down through generations, it is now home to Walter, his wife, Gloria, their son, and Walter’s mother. As a true family business, everyone helps out with the daily activities and maintenance.
Of the 5,000 coffee trees planted, 2,000 are currently pruned and not producing coffee for this harvest. The other 3,000 consist of Castillo Rosario and Tabi varietals which will account for roughly 8 bags of beans. With this smaller scale production, Walter believes he is better able to focus on both carefully selecting cherries and processing them.