EState: Finca Andalucia, Cantón El Arco, Ahuachapán
Farmer: Lima y Hermanos
Washed, sun and mecanically dried 100% arabica organic.
Variety: Bourbon, Pacamara
Kasvukorkeus 1400m merenpinnan yläpuolella, vulkaaninen maaperä.
El Salvador has come a long way as one the most efficient coffee producers in the world. By 1880 gourmet coffee had become the main export crop passing indigo. Since coffee was in such high demand, the Government introduced legislation such as tax breaks for farmers and elimination of export duties for coffee producers. This led to the development of roads and railways leading to the farms, and the integration of indigenous communities into the national economy.
Finca Andalucía is located in Ataco, Ahuachapán. It was established as a coffee plantation since the 1940’s. Its excellent altitude, its abundant water springs, its dark volcanic soil influence its particular cup and grain characteristics. Finca Andalucía is owned and operated by Lima y Hermanos, a family ran and operated business. Most of the property is planted with coffee varieties like Bourbon, and Pacamara, among others. The coffee is grown under just the right amount of shade trees. The many other varieties of shade trees planted in the farm, makes of Andalucía a heavily and diversely tree planted and very eco-friendly property. Andalucía has been certified as an organic-rainforest plantation. It has been, for many years, treated and maintained as an organic plantation, rid of any chemical substances or fertilizers. The farm conserves a natural rain forest, which is hundreds of years old and which serves as habitat for innumerable animal species.