El Salvador Finca Patricia Natural

Stone fruit, melon, dark chocolate, round
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002108-1
  • 19 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Ricardo Valdivieso named this farm after his wife Patricia because, he says, just as it was with her, it was love at first site when he discovered this farm. Both Ricardo and Patricia have been producing coffee as long as they can remember, in fact the coffee history of the family dates back to 1865. 

Notable landmarks in the region include the beautiful town of Concepción de Ataco and ‘El Imposible’ national park in the Apaneca llamatepec mountain range.

Origin El Salvador
Subregion Apaneca
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Finca Patricia
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Growing Altitude 900m - 1200m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon
Coffee Grade SLV CA WA SHG
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Art of Production

Finca Patricia located between Apaneca and San Pedro Puxtla town.  The farm only produces shade grown coffee. This not only creates an excellent micro-climate and protects the coffee trees from the sun, it serves as a habitat for many local and migratory birds, foxes, rabbits, other small mammals. Lately the deer population is increasing as well.

This bourbon lot was naturally processed. Selectively handpicked cherries are floated to sort by density, then the prime cherries are dried on a combination of patio and raised bed for an average of 20 days. 

History of Coffee in El Salvador

Coffee was first introduced to El Salvador from the Caribbean as a garden crop in the mid-18th century but did not gain a commercial production foothold until 1850’s because indigo, easier to grow and more profitable, was king. Coffee was first exported—695 bags—in 1856 and the government began to encourage coffee farming. Exponential growth coincided with the development of synthetic indigo near the end of the century. At one time, El Salvador was one of the largest producers of commercial coffees. Today, with a focus on quality over quantity, 70% of coffee from El Salvador sells for a premium above commodity prices.

  • Subregion Apaneca
  • Farm Name Finca Patricia
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon
  • Min Growing Altitude 900m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1200m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £7.95
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade SLV CA WA SHG
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002108-1
  • Origin El Salvador
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk