Coffee Origin - El Salvador
Coffee production in El Salvador is an important part for the country's economy but has seen a decline in recent times. Once providing 50% of the country's export revenues it now only accounts for around 20%. Coffee production has suffered from government policies, natural disasters, taxes and guerrilla attacks preventing many farmers from replanting trees.
Coffee farming still endures though, as El Salvador offers good mountainside conditions at high altitude for growing arabica. Coffee is classified corresponding to the altitude it is grown. Central Standard is produced 1,500 feet above sea level. Central High Grown 3,000 feet above sea level and Central Strictly High Grown between 3,000 and 6,000 feet.
The country produces predominately wet processed Bourbon and Pacamara varietals. This results in clean, sweet flavours with a soft brightness and round body. Floral and spicy notes can be found in its aroma.