Finca La Providencia, El Salvador
|TASTE||Blood Orange, Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate|
Finca La Providencia
|ORIGIN||Tacuba, Cordillera Apaneca and Illamatepec|
|ALTITUDE||1100 - 1300 masl|
WE CURRENTLY ROAST ON TUESDAYS, SO ALL COFFEE ORDERS PLACED BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY WILL BE ROASTED AND SHIPPED OUT ON THE WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK.
Finca La Providencia is owned by Fernando Alfaro and Jose Enrique Gutierrez, who run the farm under the name INVERFINCA, SA de C.V. Both are fourth generation coffee producers in El Salvador and apply their cumulative experience and extensive knowledge to running the farm, which was acquired seven years ago with the idea of producing high quality coffee. Fernando and Jose have the primary goal of achieving high quality coffee production while producing high yields.
The farm is located in Canton La Pandeadura of the Tacuba municipality, department of Ahuachapan. Situated between 1,100 to 1,300 meters above sea level, La Providencia occupies 70 hectares bordering a biological corridor near the Parque Nacional El Imposible. The wildlife in the area is diverse and the air is clean and fresh.
This 100% Caturra Black Honey coffee was processed at La Providencia’s wet mill.
This coffee has been processed using the Black Honey method, where immediately after being dry pulped it is put to dry in parijuelas (raised beds) and continually turned to ensure even drying and prevent over-fermentation. Parijuelas are wooden bed like structures that are raised above ground with mesh, much like African beds. After several days of pre-drying on the parijuelas, the coffee is then finished on clay patios. The drying time is about 22 days.