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Nick Visits El Salvador 2016

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2016 El Salvador Coffee Sourcing Trip Part 2 of 2 By Nick Berardi Anny Ruth Pimentel’s farm, Finca Loma la Gloria, is fast becoming a favorite of ours here at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. After we scored a 94 on in June of 2015 with a Red Honeyed Pacamara, Anny Ruth came to San Diego in August 2015 to intern at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. In February, it was our turn to travel. Co-worker, Nikki and I flew down to San Salvador and headed to the farm and mill for an immersion into all things Finca Loma la Gloria. Unfortunately, Anny Ruth was not able to be there herself, but everyone we did meet was amazing. Our host and translator was Anna Gabriella del Pilar De Leon Zamora, and Gabby has a wealth of experience in the industry. She shared with us some of the knowledge she has gained …

Educational Series: Farm to Cup

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It’s Back to School!  And Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is getting into the spirit of learning by creating very short educational videos.  Each Monday, we’ll release a new one on a range of topics.

Here is an Introduction to Farm to Cup Coffees. In later videos, you will learn about Direct Trade, Micro-Lot Coffees and Single Origin Coffees.

Meet the Grower Event

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This is the first of hopefully many years we will work with Anny Pimentel. Her coffees are spectacular and this year we bought four different lots, one of which got a 94 for us on Coffee Review, one of the highest scores ever for a coffee from El Salvador. Anny’s farm is on the slopes of San Salvador Volcano with an elevation of 1400-2000 meters.

Coffee Review Medallions

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Kenneth Davids and Ron Walters founded Coffee Review in February 1997 with a very simple concept: conduct blind, expert cuppings of coffees and report the findings in the form of 100-point reviews, much like those that exist in the wine industry. Since then, Coffee Review has become the world’s largest and most respected coffee buying guide.