Himalaya Bourbon Rouge
- Score 85+
- Central America
- Type of Roasting
- Expresso roasting (moka pot, expresso machine)
- Recommended for
- Espresso machine
- Fruity notes
The Himalaya Bourbon Rouge is a Salvadoran coffee of great substance and roundness, recommended for espresso enthusiasts. Lots of body and sweetness, hazelnut always, much cocoa and a fruity finish. Intensity restricted by a dregree of acidity.
Roasted in France by Terres de Café
This coffee is roasted for espresso methods.
- The "espresso roasting" is recommended for the following equipment :
What is a score?
Our product range is categorised by score: 80+, 85+, 88+ We have the "Specialty Coffee Association of America" to thank for the system of "scores", who defined a very strict ratings protocol to evaluate the quality of speciality coffee. This ratings system enables players within the sector, as well as coffee lovers, to share a common language. Within this tasting protocol, the main criteria for the evaluation of a coffee are noted: odour, aroma, after-taste, acidity, body, harmony, purity...
The final score classifies the coffee within a hierarchy unique to speciality coffee. The coffee must achieve a score of at least 80/100 to be considered a speciality coffee.
A detailed look at the scores attributed to speciality coffee:
- - Score 80+ = very good coffee
- - Score 85+ = exceptional coffee
- - Score 88+ = grand cru* (great vintage)
Our blends, being mixtures of multiple coffees, are excluded from the rating system, although they are all comprised of speciality coffees.
*The SCAA classifies 90+ coffees as "Outstanding". We consider an 88+ coffee to reflect a quality that is already outstanding, already representing the excellence of the sector. In this regard, it is a Grand Cru.
The Finca Himalaya is a postcard plantation nestling at the top of the slopes of a volcano. Its owner, Mauricio Salaverria, of the 5th generation of planters, is a perfectionist virtuoso: plantation in parcels only protected from sunshine, drying on mats, contract preparation and full mastery of the different methods of processing: natural / pulped / washed / anaerobic.
A speciality coffee
Speciality coffee are the best batches of coffee from farms or local cooperatives. They are fully traceable (botanical variety, region, plot) and respect demanding processing methods. This guarantees exceptional quality in the cup.