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Santa Elena 2015

Over the coming weeks we’ll share photos from our trip to El Salvador a few weeks ago — meeting our relationship farmers, choosing great coffees, and discovering more about current advances in coffee production.

First up is Santa Elena

From the farmer, Fernando Lima: “Santa Elena is located in Palo de Campana, Santa Ana on the Santa Ana volcano. Santa Elena has long been one of the best farms on the country. Having been participating and qualifying on several Cup of Excellence programs. Santa Elena was established as a coffee plantation around 1930.

“Santa Elena has for long been known for its very fertile lands, it frequently receives volcanic ashes, which makes the soil even more rich and fertile. Abundant flora and fauna are found in Santa Elena, since a large portion of the farm is preserved as a natural forest, right beside a national forest reserve called ‘Parque Nacional Los Volcanes.'”

Neighboring Izalco volcano

Ripening coffee cherries

Orange bourbon coffee cherries

Santa Elena pacamara

Yellow bourbon coffee cherries

In 2013, Santa Elena produced a 6th place Cup of Excellence coffee.

We will soon announce when our roasts from this harvest will be available in the shops and online.

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