Five Ways Coffee Roasters
El Salvador - Los Pirineos - Anaerobic Natural
Located in the Usulután department of El Salvador, Los Pirineos farm is under the management of Diego Baraona, a fifth-generation coffee producer. Taking over the reins in 2020 after his father Gilberto's passing, Diego is dedicated to upholding the rich tradition and legacy of his family, which spans over 130 years of experience, history, and expertise in coffee cultivation.
Situated 1400 meters above sea level on a solitary volcano's slopes, the farm benefits from a distinctive microclimate. Abundant sunshine and cool breezes create an optimal environment for coffee production, processing, and drying. The farm's drying area takes full advantage of this climate, as raised drying beds are strategically positioned between two peaks, forming a wind tunnel that ensures a continuous breeze. With twelve hours of daily sun exposure and temperature regulation by the persistent wind, this setting is ideal for producing exceptional Honey and Natural coffees.
Los Pirineos cultivates approximately 20 coffee varieties, such as Rume Sudan, SL-28, Batian, and Gesha, with Pacamara and Bourbon being the primary ones, constituting about 80% of the farm's volume. In addition to the varieties in production, Los Pirineos maintains a coffee variety garden and nursery, housing around 70 different coffee varieties. This dedication to exploring and nurturing various coffee varieties was a cherished pursuit of Gilberto, Diego's father. Diego is committed to continuing this passion and fostering growth and experimentation in the future of the farm.
While emphasising quality, Los Pirineos prioritises environmental and social responsibility. Rainwater is exclusively used for coffee production and processing. The farm also keeps bees, contributing to honey production and supporting the local ecosystem. With approximately 60 employees, Diego ensures that coffee harvesters engage in other farm projects throughout the year, fostering consistent and sustainable employment. All coffee at Los Pirineos is shade-grown under trees planted by Gilberto, Diego's father. These trees not only create ideal growing conditions for the coffee but also provide additional habitat for local wildlife.
This particular Pacamara lot has undergone Anaerobic Natural processing. Following harvest, fully ripe cherries are carefully sealed in barrels within a temperature-controlled chamber set at 16 degrees Celsius. The fermentation process takes place in this environment for 72 hours, with regular monitoring of the fermentation slurry's pH to ensure consistent quality. The tanks are then opened, and the cherries undergo an additional 72 hours of fermentation exposed to the open air. Subsequently, the cherries are dried on raised beds for 25 days until they reach the optimal moisture content required for milling and export.
Country: El Salvador
Farm: Los Pirineos
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Tasting Notes: Molasses, Plum, Brown Sugar, Citric,
Altitude: 1400 mamsl
Roast Type: Filter
We roast weekly to order. Shipping takes place every Wednesday and Thursday. Order by Tuesday to ensure delivery within the week.
Our standards in coffee making are reflected in our care for the environment. By using innovative packaging and sustainable logistics techniques, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint.
Five Ways is always on the lookout for new and inspiring ways to be sustainable and care for our planet.
Shipping at Five Ways:
The basics, Add to the cart the items (or coffee) you would like to purchase. We will then select, pack and ship your choices to your location. We roast weekly to order. Shipping takes place every Thursday and Friday. Order before Wednesday to ensure delivery departs within the same week.
Shipping and delivery
We ship using our friends at Keen delivery. This delivery platform allows us to ship with multiple carriers. Within Europe we use DPD, Post NL and DHL. Local shipping in The Netherlands we use DPD and you should receive your goods within 24-48 hours. Given Brexit… we ship to the UK with PostNL do expect delays here due to customs paperwork.
Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, delivery is expected to take between 1-2 days longer, depending on your location. We are not responsible for any unforeseen service disruptions by our delivery partners.
Shipping rates are calculated automatically at checkout using inputs from our providers. Is shipping not available to your country? Email us your order and, we will arrange it for you.
To be arranged at the time of order. We will also offer this service at our flagship locations which, will be opening very soon. Only available within Amsterdam.
We can’t accept returns on coffee due to it being perishable. However, we really want you to be happy with your beans! If you have any issues with our coffee, please call or email within the week of receiving your order.
At Five Ways we are official distributors of ACAIA products. We have the Reseller RMA policy to, set up warranty and service between reseller (us) and the consumer. Please email us if you have any further questions.
Who is responsible to covers fees within the warranty period? See below.
Product Purchased from Acaia Local Reseller
Reseller is responsible for inspection and repair
Customer is responsible for inspection fee
Covered by Acaia
Covered by Acaia
Reseller is responsible for two-way shipping cost
Customer is responsible for two-way shipping cost
- Choose the right container: It's important to store your coffee beans in an airtight container. Look for a container made of a material that won't absorb odors, like glass or ceramic. Avoid using plastic containers, as they can impart a plastic-like taste to the coffee.
- Keep the container away from light: Coffee beans are sensitive to light, which can cause them to degrade more quickly. Store your coffee container in a dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard.
- Keep the container away from heat: Heat can also cause coffee beans to degrade. Avoid storing your coffee container near a heat source, such as a stove or oven.
- Store at room temperature: Coffee beans should be stored at room temperature, between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid storing coffee beans in the refrigerator or freezer, as moisture can cause them to spoil and lose their flavor.
- Use whole beans: It's best to store whole coffee beans rather than ground coffee. Ground coffee has a larger surface area, which makes it more vulnerable to oxidation and degradation.
- Avoid air exposure: Exposure to air can cause coffee beans to oxidize, which can lead to a stale or sour taste