The Alvarez family has been growing coffee in El Salvador for over 100 years and across four generations. Their award-winning farms are located on the lush green hills of Santa Ana, in the west of the country, whose rich volcanic soils and mild climate provide ideal conditions for growing coffee. The family owns several farms and also the renowned Borbollon Mill, where this lot was processed. All lots are hand-picked and collected in traditional hand woven baskets from December until March by pickers who have been specially trained to select only the best and fully-mature coffee cherries.
This 36 hectare estate is planted out with 100% Bourbon coffee trees and benefits from excellent growing conditions, as well as scrupulous farm management. The Alvarez family’s hard work was recognised in the 2011 Cup of Excellence, when La Reforma was awarded third place in the competition final with a score of 91.72.