Irelands Artisan Pantry

Studio Coffee Roasters El Salvador – Bosque Lya 250g


Tasting Notes: Orange, toffee, milk chocolate. Sweet and juicy.

Finca Bosque Lya achieved fame in specialty coffee circles when it took first place in the 2004 Cup of Excellence. Finca Bosque Lya is situated in the foothills of the Ilamatepec Volcano in the Apaneca Mountain range of western El Salvador. The farm was established in 1932 when Gustavo Vides Valdes named his property in honour of his newly born daughter, Lya. The farm name Bosque Lya translates to - Lya’s forest.

Bourbon is the most prevalent variety on the farm – mainly red though but there is a little orange and yellow too - though there are many other varieties grown for experimentation and diversity, including Pacamara, Caturra and Typica. An altitude range of 1,473 to 1,650 metres above sea level brings about coffees of great complexity that are sweet and lively with nuances of berries, tea rose and dark fruit, such as plums. There is a little chocolate on the finish too.

Altitude: 1470 - 1650 masl

Varietal: Red Bourbon

Like any conscientious coffee connoisseur, Alan Phillips, the founder of The Studio Coffee Roasters is very particular about flavour complexities, botanical varieties, and the degree of roast he offers to the Irish market. For best quality, he creates coffee sourced directly from the world's top 5% of coffee beans. All coffee roasted details the roast date, taste notes, coffee drying process, altitude, farm, and country of origin on its packaging. Husband and wife team Alan and Louise are delighted to develop long-lasting relationships with suppliers and “support their origin projects and partnerships which create access to credit, provide agronomy training, support gender initiatives and raise funds for education” in the countries they work with.

  • Gluten Free: Yes
  • Vegan: Yes
  • Dairy Free: Yes

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