Harvest 2019/2020

 April 2020  Our coffee is taking some time to rest-- an important element in the coffee cycle (in all living cycles), now that it has reached the desired level of humidity.  What could be more ideal after an adventurous journey of picking, washing, and drying?    At Buenavista Mill in Juayua, coffee is stored in parchment, a natural occurring layer of protection which helps preserve the un-roasted coffee seed/bean.  When the times comes to export and ship, parchment coffee will be mechanically milled/ hulled.  This step will expose the beautiful jade bean in all its glory, giving the name "green coffee" a lot more sense.

 January 2020  we are well on our our way with the harvest.  First pickings began in mid November at our Las Lluvias farm.  With the holiday season we worked our largest farm La Montaña.  For the first time since we began our farm-direct mission, we got the opportunity to maintain and harvest the entire farm.  It is one of the many goals we have set, as we approach sustainability at farm level.  This year, we plan on processing a few day lots a little different.  The use of double fermentation is popular at the mills and we set aside few pickings for experimentation -- let's see how it goes!       

October 2019 the rains are pouring onto our farms and we wait with much anticipation and a little hesitation.  The coffee needs the rain to grow and plump-up into a beautiful cherry, but too much rain would stress the trees to drop their precious fruit.

During this rainy season we are also strategizing about how we will process the coffee this season.  As we evaluate demand of green and roasted coffee throughout this year, we make an initial work plan for our wash, honey and natural process coffee.  Only time will tell, how much of each coffee will get processed.  We look forward to producing bold and delicious beans this year, like every year.      

Harvest 2018/2019

February 2019 means the harvest is almost done and the coffee trees have been very generous this season.  La Montaña, our highest elevation farm will be given its last run through at the beginning of the month.  Most of the coffee collected from this farm will be processed natural, adding a complexity of flavor to an already delicious bean.  Las Lluvias, still SGH, has produced tasty wash and honey processed beans. What a season it's been!  Now it's time to share the fruits of this land.  

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December 2018  marks the end of our first picking in Las Lluvias (we will come back in a few weeks, this gives time for the rest of the berries to ripen).  La Montaña our highest farm is coloring red with every day of sunshine that passes.  Coffee picked from this farm will be exclusively Bourbon and Pacas with a Natural process.  Because of the altitude, varietals and terroir the coffee from this location produces a unique cup with memorable flavor notes. 

November 2018 has come and Las Lluvias, our coffee farm at 1000 m is ready for its first picking.  The trees are heavy with coffee cherries that have ripened under days of rain and constant drizzle-- talk about a rain or shine situation. This year Las Lluvias has produced coffee of Bourbon, Pacas and Catimor varietals with a Honey and Wash process. 

It's the season of rain in El Salvador and as it  falls on our coffee trees we eagerly anticipate the growth it will produce in our beautiful cherries. 

Harvest 2018/19 we await you.

Harvest 2017/

2018

What an amazing year with coffee!  Taste and check out what's been brewing 

Interested in Wholesale? 

This season we have green coffee available from both farms, in Wash, Honey and Natural Process

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