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Origin Information

Grower
Jose Antonio Salaverria | Finca San Francisco
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, and Pacas
Region
Apaneca, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Harvest
November - March
Altitude
1200 – 1630 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
coffee is depulped, mucilage is removed mechanically with a demucilager, and then the washed coffee is soaked for 10 hours
Certifications

Background Details

El Salvador Finca San Francisco Post-Soaked GrainPro is sourced from JASAL, a family owned operation located near the town of Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. The cherries are selected from the highest elevations of Finca San Francisco surrounding Las Ranas lagoon, which is home to thousands of frogs.  JASAL’s founder, Jose Antonio Salaverria, and his sons take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail, from year-round farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between.  JASAL has its own milling operation where cherry selection, patio drying, and green sorting is impeccably executed. The Salaverria family has pioneered and perfected many processing techniques including the the post-soak step, in which coffee is depulped, mucilage is removed mechanically with a demucilager, and then the washed coffee is soaked for 10 hours in a tank before the drying process is started. This step contributes to the clean cup attributes and improves the coffee's shelf life.