El Salvadorian Coffee
PROCESSING: Washed, Natural, Honey
HARVEST PERIOD: December – April
ARRIVAL PERIOD: April-June.
ANNUAL COFFEE PRODUCTION: 1.2 – 1.4 million bags
This is the largest growing region in El Salvador, home to most of the larger farms and co-ops. A few farms in the region grow the highly-prized Pacamara varietal.
Known for relatively low yields from its farms, the mountainous Alotepec region has produced a disproportionate share of Cup of Excellence winners. Farms tend to be smaller than those in Apaneca-Ilamatepec.
Another mountainous region of limited production that has nevertheless produced several Cup of Excellence winners. Modernizing in milling facilities over the past several years has seen improvements in both production and quality.