Ponaire Altamira/El Cuto Single Origin Coffee
Roasted in Newport, Tipperary in our Roastery that is designed to enable cafe customers a complete view of our roasting. We visited this farm and the milling plant in 2016 and met the owners (the Barerra family) and the farm managers. The farm is managed using sustainable practices and environmentally friendly processes. The coffee is grown at high altitudes on sunny slopes in beautiful El Salvador. Ponaire has sponsored the local soccer teams here and have built up a relationship with the Barerra family.
The Paca and Bourbon varietals that make up this El Cuto Coffee are grown in Finca Altamira and Hacienda San Isidro. These two farms are owned by two brother, Angel and Humberto Barerra who were handed down the farms by their father in 2019. The brothers manage the farms together and created a new brand for their coffee – El Cuto. It is a family farm that Ponaire has visited and met the farmers and their families. The Barerra family let nothing on the farm go to wasted, the pruned branches are used for fuel for heating and cooking in the farmers homes. The two farm managers each have a house and land on the farm. They are almost self-sufficient with regards to being able to grow their own food and raise their own chickens and a few cattle. The children go to the local school which was funded by the Barrera family. Ponaire sponsors the towns land’s two soccer teams by providing their jerseys.
Origin: Bourbon and Paca varietals from Finca Altamira and Hacienda San Isidro, El Salvador
Process: Fully Washed, Patio Dried
Cupping: Sweet Citrus Fruits, Floral Aroma with hints of toasted almonds. Medium acidity and body.
Robert Redmond (verified owner) –
This is great for that midday slump, just enough kick to keep you awake so you don’t find yourself transferred to the Tulsa office, but not so much that you become overly productive and ruin your lack-of-work ethic.