El Salvador Los Pirineos Pacamara Black Honey | 25 lb | A-3724
The Cordillera Tecapa Chinameca stretches from West to East throughout the Usulután department on southern El Salvador’s Pacific side. This mountain range is largely made up of volcanoes and is characterized by its stark contrast to the dry plains farther south. The peaks rise up to 1600 meters above sea level and provide ideal circumstances for both coffee growing and drying. Despite its elevation, there is minimal rainfall during the harvest period from December to April.
Coffee farming has a long-standing history in the region but has been plagued by political turmoil since the late 20th century. The region’s roughly 3000 growers and processors produce 12% of the total supply of Salvadoran coffee, mainly of the Bourbon, Pacas, Pacamara, Catisic, Cuscatleco, and Catuaí varieties. Although Usulután is responsible for a relatively small portion of the national production, the mountains of Tecapa Chinameca are recognized for the quality coffee they produce due to their unique position near the ocean, excellent elevation, and volcanic soils rich with organic material and nutrients.
- CountryEl Salvador
- ProducerDiego Baraona
- FarmLos Pirineos
- ProcessBlack Honey
- Elevation1400 meters
- Coffee CategoryReserve Lot
- Packaging25 lb box with GrainPro liner
- Tasting NotesMilk Chocolate, Cranberry, Pecan, Pomegranate