Girls Who Grind Coffee - El Salvador Finca San Antonio Amatepec - 250g
It was LCF when I first met Casey and Fi. They are full of energy, great coffee and a really impressive brand!
Fi is a Melbournian born and bred so coffee runs through her veins. Fi started her career in advertising as a creative strategist but a few years into her career felt the urge to open her own cafe utilising her design/brand skills and her love for coffee and cafe culture. Since then Fi’s career has always swayed between the two industries as it still does now within GWGC!
As Head of Brand and Customer Relations at GWGC Fi looks after everything brand, design and retail related; from designing packaging and merchandise to running our social media platforms and managing brand collaborations. Plus of course Fi takes care of all our wholesale and retail customers, cultivating good relationships between the roastery and the consumer.
As a coffee lover and a sociology student, Casey became interested in both the art and science behind making a great cup as well as the stories of the producers at origin. This led her to a position at a roastery and coffee lab in Vermont where she assisted on Q-grader courses and learned to cup & roast.
As Head of Coffee and Head Roaster at GWGC, Casey is responsible for sourcing the green beans and then of course roasting all our coffees.
Casey is always on the search for incredible female producers to work with, building those important relationships and selecting incredible coffees not only for their taste but for the stories behind them.
I met Karla in February 2019 in El Salvador when I was over there and Karla had already been working with GWGC on the past crop and was excited to work with them each harvest. We brought the coffee over in 2019 and GWGC have again contracted coffee for the third year from Finca San Antonio Amatepec. There are lots of stories about both the producer and the roaster and you can see a few on the links below.
Karla Boza, the youngest of the 3 sisters, is one of the recipients of the 2019-2021 Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program. LEAD is aimed at increasing diversity of leadership within the global coffee community by enabling access to professional development resources to people from underrepresented or marginalised communities. GWGC are super proud of Karla and the amazing leader she is becoming within the coffee industry!
One of the most impressive presentations I have seen in coffee was at the European coffee tea & soft drinks expo in London in 2019 when Casey roasted this exact coffee live on stage, whilst also having Karla Boza, the coffee producer on a live video link.
This is roasted on an espresso profile - so bear that in mind if you're brewing for filter. I love this as both a V60 and an Aeropress.
Roaster - Girls Who Grind Coffee
Location - Upton Scudamore, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Coffee Origin - El Salvador
Grower - Finca San Antonio Amatepec
Location - Calle A La Pedrera, San Salvador.
Process - Washed
Variety - Bourbon
Taste notes - Warmed apple cider doughnut with butterscotch sauce and toasted pecans, this coffee has a wonderful full body and a sweet buttery finish.