Origin Information

Grower
Ricardo Valdevieso & family
Variety
Pacamara
Region
Apaneca, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Harvest
November - March
Altitude
1620 – 1730 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Dried in the fruit on raised beds in the sun.
Certifications

Background Details

El Salvador Apaneca Ricardo Valdivieso Natural Dried Pacamara Crown Jewel is sourced from Finca Las Ninfas which is located near the town of Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador.  Finca Las Ninfas is owned and operated by Ricardo Valdivieso, a third generation coffee farmer, and his family. Ricardo’s grandfather purchased the land in 1870.  Finca Las Ninfas was passed down to Ricardo during a time of great turmoil in El Salvador’s history. At the peak of conflict in the 1980s, Ricardo came face to face with a firing squad in defense of his family’s land. He was not shot but spent many years in exile before he was able to return to Finca Las Ninfas. In addition to coffee, Ricardo and his daughter Monica operate a beautiful hotel and restaurant at their other farm called Finca Santa Leticia. Mayan artifacts that Ricardo’s father discovered on the property have also been preserved as an archaeological site for visitors to enjoy.