Producers from Ahuachapan
Red Bourbon, Pacas, and Cuscatleco
Illamatepec mountain range, Ahuachapan, El Salvador
Fully washed and dried in the sun
November - February
El Salvador is a country in renaissance when it comes to coffee. The civil war has been over for nearly three decades and subsequent decades of violence have begun to wane. Leaf rust is ever present but renovation strategies have curbed the crisis. And coffee processing knowledge is drawn from generations of experience. There are simply no limits to the ways this generation of El Salvadoran producers has embraced the specialty coffee market with the duality of tradition and innovation. This is certainly evident with coffee coming from the Ilamatepec mountain range within the department of Ahuachapan. And this washed lot from the region represents the classic regional profile. During the harvest a great deal of care and focus is dedicated to picking and delivering the best quality of cherries to the mill where the coffee is depulded, fermented, washed, and dried on patios.