Café de El Salvador gives you a warm welcome to Boston!
Our country is the smallest in Central America, but the greatest at heart. Our coffee producing cultivars & methods are regaining rapidly our reputation for being producers of extraordinary and consistent quality. Through generations, Salvadoran growers from our 6 coffee regions have learned to treat coffee as a garden crop, treasuring human skill and talent in activities such as coffee and shade trees pruning and picking.
With more than two centuries of coffee growing, our people use skillful cultural practices and superior techniques of processing and quality control to preserve the inherent quality while signing it with their original and warm human touch.
El Salvador is one of the last bastions of the Bourbon variety of coffee. Since El Salvador counts on coffee as a key instrument to preserve forested areas, the Bourbon variety covers two-thirds of the coffee plantations and is a great choice for growing under the shade conditions that the forest provides.
What is important about this circumstance is that the Bourbon variety provides a flavor profile that is in high demand in today's booming Specialty coffee market. Now that the coffee world has had a revival of interest in this variety, El Salvador has taken on a status as the largest repository of Bourbon germoplasm. So, not only does the country have a lot of Bourbon coffee, but it also is the only place in the world that has made efforts to protect it.
In a coffee world dominated by coffee varieties with uninspiring cup quality potential, El Salvador shelters an array of varietals particularly admired by connoisseurs for their distinctive character. One of them is Pacamara that was born in El Salvador, by making a hybrid from Maragogype and Pacas coffee varieties. It was some pioneering work by certain producers to blend African strains into the plants that exist now. El Salvador has found the right balance of traditional varieties and innovation and competes in the marketplace by providing their customers with unique and special coffees.
Coffee plantations in El Salvador encompass thousands of hectares of fertile volcanic soil. Coffee is distributed in three major zones of the country, and concentrated in six geographical areas, giving to coffee a very unique and distinctive profile from region to region.
- Alotepec-Metapán Mountain Range
- Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range
- El Bálsamo-Quezaltepec Mountain Range
- Chichontepec Mountain Range
- Tecapa-Chinameca Mountain Range
- Cacahuatique Mountain Range
The small size of our territory allows quick and consistent processing after harvest and drying practices, promoting great quality in the cup. The vertical integration of the supply chain favors traceability and quality control. It also helps to ensure we do not pollute the environment, preserving wild flora and fauna having as a result a clean cup for you to enjoy.
Coffee buyers can initially rely on their importer or broker to introduce them to the coffees and tastes of a producing country, but sooner or later the buyer must develop a level of familiarity that allows them to function with expertise. Some countries lend themselves to this exploration better than others, and El Salvador is a great example of this. The geography of El Salvador is such that nearly any corner of the country can be explored using the capital city of San Salvador as a base. With a high percentage of English speakers working in the coffee industry, the language barrier that can be such an obstacle in many countries is virtually non-existent. In addition, the people of El Salvador are proud of their country, and are excited to show all that it has to offer to any visitor they receive.
Add to this the beautiful beaches, parks and cultural tourist attractions, and El Salvador presents itself as a country that any coffee buyer can quickly become acquainted with in a short time - and enjoy themselves while doing so. Café de El Salvador... Our sweetness uniting cultures! Learn more at www.salvadorancoffees.com