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Tasting Notes: Citrus, Stone Fruit, Sugar Cookie

Origins: El Salvador

Region: Santa Ana

Farm: El Borbollón

Elevation: 4,700 ft

Variety: Red Bourbon

Processing: Fully washed, patio dried

The Alvaraz family has been involved in the growing and export of coffee in western El Salvador since the 1880s. After nearly 100 years in the business they opened the El Borbollón mill, and began processing coffees from neighboring farms as well as their own. Our El Salvador “El Borbollón” comes from the family’s farms on the slopes of the Santa Ana volcano, planted exclusively with the Red Bourbon variety. Fully washed and slowly dried on clay patios El Borbollón reflects the meticulous attention to detail shown at every stage of production that has enabled the family to survive the many struggles that the coffee industry in El Salvador has experienced throughout the years.

The farms are cultivated under native shade, improving soil condition as well as providing habitation for wildlife. The plants themselves are managed according to a stringent pruning schedule that maintains the health of the trees and improves their resistance to diseases and insect damage. Excellent growing conditions and a commitment to sustainable growing practices have helped the family to produce world class coffee from this multiple award winning region of El Salvador.

In the cup El Borbollón is a Central American classic. Super clean and bright, the medium body conveys to the palate an array of fruit and sweet spice flavors. Opening with citrus notes of lime and lemon zest the fruit flavors increase in dimension to include elements of stone fruit and vanilla bean. As you savor the coffee a distinct but fleeting note of cinnamon crosses the stage, ending in a sugar cookie finish.

We’ll be offering El Borbollón into the spring of the coming year, and hope you take the opportunity to appreciate this fine Central.

Сafein free No decaf
Process Dry
Cupping Notes Fruity, Sour
Availability In stock

Fonté Coffee Roaster

Country:  USA

Our story begins in 1992 in the Pacific Northwest coffee capital of the world — Seattle, WA. It was here that founder and owner Paul Odom followed his passion and started Fonté Coffee Roaster. Our name is Italian for source. We help coffee lovers brew the freshest cup of coffee.

Steve Smith, Master Roaster, (Left) and Paul Odom, CEO & Founder, (Right)

Founder Paul Odom met seasoned roaster Steve Smith who had been one of the first roasters ever trained under the three original owners of Starbucks rising through the ranks to being the only roaster at the company to earn the title of Master Roaster. With Paul’s strong focus on quality and Steve’s want to use an artisan approach to roasting, Smith left Starbucks and came to Fonté creating high-quality specialty blends featuring a hand roast-to-order wholesale process that established Fonté Coffee Roaster as one of the top wholesale coffee providers. We partner with the best of the best.


Highly prized, properly roast coffee exists primarily due to traditional methods and a desire to only produce the best of what the coffee world has to offer.

Our Coffee

We have the utmost respect for this exceptional gift of nature that we have the privilege to enjoy every day.


At Fonté Coffee Roaster, it is our vision to be recognized as one of America’s finest coffee roasters by consistently offering coffees of superior quality to create sustainable value for our clients.


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