Los Pirineos is a well known family business with over 130 years of tradition in specialty coffee. The farm takes its name from the Pyrenees mountain range between France and Spain and is located on the slopes of the Tecapa volcano. Gilberto Baraona was the head of the family and is a true icon in the coffee industry. He won numerous awards in the world of specialty coffee (El Salvador coffee farmer of the year 2018, 17 cup op excellence awards). Today Diego and Fabiola, his children, have taken over the activities of their father who tragically died of Covid in June 2020.
Los Pirineos covers 80 hectares, coffee is grown on 60 hectares and 10 hectares of wild forest is preserved. They cultivate many varieties such as Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon, Tekisic, Pacas, Pacamara, Colombia, Catisic, Icatu, Laurina etc.
This coffee is natural processed is a very special way which is named anaerobic processing. This process is grown in popularity very fast because of the explosive and unique flavour experience it adds to a coffee. After picking, the ripe cherries places in containers where they extract all the air. After this fermentation the coffee is dried as a Natural on African dry beds. In this coffee the processing is not overwhelming but adds some nice extra sweetness and flavour intensity.