EL PROGRESO - El Salvador
Bourbon - Pacas
Finca El Carmen
Sept - Oct 2021
Juicy, Grapes, Berry, Cocoa flavours, Praline aftertaste
El Carmen Estate is located at 1,300m above sea level in El Salvador’s Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, one of Central America’s prime specialty coffee producing areas.
The estate has been farmed by the Alfaro family for over a century. El Carmen lies in the heart of El Salvador’s main ‘protected highway’ of forest, a part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor System that stretches all the way from Mexico down to Panama.
In El Salvador, where more than 80% of the country’s coffee is produced under shade, this eco-system is based mainly in the coffee forest. For this reason, coffee farms such as El Carmen play a vital role as a sanctuary for hundreds of the migratory and native bird species found in this part of the world.