El Salvador Bosque Lya – Macerated Natural

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These 100% Arabica coffee beans have been processed as a macerated natural. The farm is a beautiful example of the preservation of biodiversity and how coffee farming can be done in harmony with nature. That’s why these beans carry the ‘RainForest Alliance’-certifate. These green beans received a high cupping score of 86,25! We treat our very complex specialty beans with a light roast to bring out their aromas to the fullest.

More details: see description.

These coffee beans can be paid through meal vouchers (maaltijdcheques / chèques repas) in Belgium (Monizze, webshop only).


Finca Bosque Lya achieved fame in specialty coffee circles when it took first place in the 2004 Cup of Excellence. Whilst this competition’s focus is all about cupping, if extra points were awarded for a farm’s beauty then Bosque Lya would be in an even stronger position.

This is a 96 hectare farm, 64 of which are dedicated to coffee. The balance being left as natural rainforest. However, in many parts of the farm it is difficult to recognise what is pure forest and what isn’t, since so many shade trees are used. There is an abundance of wildlife including birds such as humming birds, orioles and hawks and many migratory species. Also mammals including wild cats, armadillos, deer and possum live there. There are endless beautiful flowers including colourful rare orchids and epiphytes that grow on the branches of the trees. The views from this farm are also jaw dropping, with the mountains and volcanoes of west El Salvador and Guatemala on the horizon. The towering El Chingo Volcano takes centre stage in this beautiful scene.

Finca Bosque Lya is situated in the municipality of Santa Ana on the foothills of the Ilamatepec Volcano (or Santa Ana Volcano as it now more commonly known) in the Apaneca Mountain range of western El Salvador. The farm was established in 1932 when Gustavo Vides Valdesnamed his property in honour of his newly born daughter, Lya. The farm name Bosque Lya translates to – Lya’s forest. Bourbon is the most prevalent variety on the farm: mainly red, but there is a little orange and yellow too. however, there are many other varieties grown for experimentation and diversity, including Pacamara, Caturra and Typica. An altitude range of 1473 to 1650 metres above sea level brings about coffees of great complexity that are sweet and lively.

Ripe red cherries are handpicked between January and March and taken to a collection point to be hand-sorted by pickers before being taken to the El Borbollon mill. After floating and separating, the berries are then placed submerged in a sealed container for 24 hours before then being removed and cleaned. From here they are then placed onto raised beds and left for 1 day before being turned regularly every hour to ensure an even drying down to 11%. The Maceration process brings out a more pronounced acidity but in harmony with the body and flavour of a natural.


– Variety: Red Bourbon, 100% Arabica
– Cupping score: 86,25
– Altitude: 1470 – 1650m
– Method: macerated natural
– Notes: Stewed apple, kiwi, white wine acidity, dark chocolate finish
– Quantity: 250 gr or 500 gr beans
– Our coffee bags are 100% recyclable, produced CO2-neutral and can be disposed of in the plastic waste (in Belgium: PMD-bag). More info about our packaging choices will follow soon in a blogpost. Also check out our CoffeeVac containers, which we sell to shop without the use of packaging from us. When using this system (only possible for pick up- or personal delivery-orders), you earn a discount (saver-system) per ordered 250gr/150gr coffee beans.
– These beas are roasted on 100% green energy (solar + wind).
– Certificate of the green beans: RFA (RainForest Alliance).

Foremost, we choose to supply beans. After 15 minutes the aromas of ground coffee are gone. We can grind on request, but it is not something we offer as standard. More info?Click here.
In our webshop you can also find our range of manual and electrical grinders.

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250gr, 500gr


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