El Salvador washed Arabica SHG EP Finca San Luis

citric, round, hazelnut, caramel
60 % of 100
60 % of 100
SCA Score 82.75
60 % of 100
Spot: Vollers Hamburg
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Unit of Measure bags of 69kg
Status Spot
Warehouse Vollers Hamburg
Crop 23/24
Acidity 3.000000
Flavor 3.000000
Batch 103235.4
Variety Bourbon & Sarchimor
Region Cordillera de Bálsamo, Quetzaltepec
Process Washed
Grade SHG EP
Producer Finca San Luis
SCA Score 82.750000
Body 3.000000

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 produces excellent coffees and is home to some of the world‘s most sought-after varieties.

The Cordillera del Balsamo is located in the country‘s western region, a few dozen kilometers west of the capital city El Salvador. Volcanic soils and a mild climate provide ideal conditions for coffee growing. The Finca San Luis is located here, specifically in Jayaque, La Libertad. The farm covers 75 ha of coffee plantations and is known for its traditional shade-grown coffee. Another 20 ha are reserved for biodiversity and watershed protection. In addition, the farm supports community initiatives by donating educational supplies and sponsoring events in association with Cooperativa de Caficultores Siglo XXI.

This washed coffee from Finca San Luis holds a medium to slight citric acidity, it is well balanced and sweet.

El Salvador is the smallest, yet most densely populated country in Central America. The country has a special climate with high temperatures during the day and cold nights. In the higher regions, the temperature difference between day and night is rather pronounced, whereas it gets particularly hot on the coastlines.

The first records on coffee production in El Salvador range back to the 1850s. Since then, coffee production has significantly contributed to the country's economy. Thirty years later, in 1880, El Salvador was the fourth largest coffee producer in the world. At that time, about twice as much coffee was grown as today. In the 20th century, El Salvador was one of the most developed countries in Central America, and huge investments were made in infrastructure: roads, ports, and railroads were built. Many of these investments were financed by coffee exports. El Salvador had a reputation for high-quality coffees up until the 1980s when the civil war began. Since then, coffee production numbers have declined significantly.

Today, El Salvador grows only Arabica, especially Bourbon and the Pacas and Pacamara varieties. There are still some large estates in El Salvador today. However, the majority of the coffee is produced by smallholder farmers. In total, coffee from El Salvador makes up about 2% of global exports. Most of this coffee being of very good quality. El Salvador is an origin with a long and rich history that has plenty to offer to coffee lovers worldwide.

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