EL SALVADOR | FINCA HIMALAYA RED CATURRA NATURAL
- COUNTRY: EL SALVADOR
ESTATE: FINCA HIMALAYA
PRODUCER: MAURICIO SALAVERRA
ELEVATION: 1500 m.a.s.l.
HARVEST: NOV - FEB
VARIETAL: RED CATURRA
IMPORTER: PROJECT ORIGIN
- MEDIUM ROAST
FOR ESPRESSO AND BLACK COFFEE
ABOUT THE PRODUCER AND HIS FARM
Finca Himalaya and Symmetry Coffee Roasters's friendship is long, we have bought Mauricio's coffee for 6 consecutive years.
Mauricio takes great care through all steps of production. Every lot is tracked by harvest date and his processing facilities are immaculate. He is also driven by a desire to take good care of the local environment, using rain water for his washed process coffee and reusing the skin of the dry process coffee to produce a delicious cascara tea.
Located on soft, volcanic clay within the Apaneca Mountains of El Salvador, Finca Himalaya cultivates much of their coffee under shade grown conditions, using cypress and pine trees to provide habitat for bees, rabbits, butterflies and a wide variety of birdlife. They use African drying beds, partly shaded from the wind, to slowly dry the coffee and ensure an even and controlled drying process. Coffee has been grown on the farm since 1875, and it has a reputation within El Salvador of being the first “specialty coffee farm” in the country.
» Hand-picked red/purple cherries
» Floaters separated
» Beans stored in parchment until dry milling
» Drying takes between 20-30 days