El Salvador washed Arabica SHG EP Cordillera del Balsamo


Specialty coffee from El Salvador

Origin: El Salvador
Region: Cordillera del Bálsamo, Comasagua
Altitude: 1300m
Varietate: Bourbon, Pacas, Anacafé 14, Catuai
Processing: Washed

Slightly Sweet • Smooth

Hazelnut • Chocolate • Little Acidity

Grinding level

Coffee production in El Salvador has shaped its history for more than 100 years and has been a significant contributor to the Salvadoran economy since the mid 19th century. Until the civil war in the 1980s, El Salvador was one of the most organized coffee-producing countries of Central America, with a renowned international reputation for quality and efficiency. After the end of the war, the country has been striving to recover its production. Due to its rich volcanic soils and mild climate, El Salvador provides excellent conditions for coffee cultivation and is home to some of the world‘s most sought-after varieties.

The Cordillera del Bálsamo mountain range is located in the country‘s western region, a few dozen kilometers west of the capital city San Salvador. In this region, many coffee farms are situated around the steep slopes of the Quetzaltepec volcano. This coffee has been produced by women only, who are all members of the Asociación de Mujeres de la Cordillera del Bálsamo.

After carefully picking only the ripest coffee cherries by hand, they are sorted, de-pulped and washed. Then, the beans are spread out on patios to dry in the sun. For an even drying process, the parchment is raked several times during the day. Afterward, it is bagged up and prepared for transport.

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El Salvador

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