This coffee comes from Emilio’s flagship El Manzano farm, which is planted with 90% Red Bourbon. The mill has been set up directly at the farm, allowing cherries to be processed extremely quickly to preserve all their freshness. Emilio concocted this microlot with the Kenyan variety SL 34. This variety was identified in Kenya in the 1930s because of its good cup quality and its drought resistance.
Emilio has a varietal garden on his farm, which allows him to experiment and introduce new varieties such as SL 28, SL 34, Geisha and Pacamara.
Emilio isolated this microlot of SL 34, honey processed and then dried on patios. In the specific case of SL 34, Emilio is very satisfied with the result in the cup, which he considers to be one of his greatest successes.
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Did You Know?
Ethiopia is the original home of coffee, first emerging from the country in the 9th Century!