EL SALVADOR HIMALAYA NATURAL

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EL SALVADOR HIMALAYA NATURAL

REGION: AHUACHAPAN, ILLAMANTAPEC

ELEVATION: 1500 - 2400

MASL BOURBON NATURAL PROCESS

NOTES: PEACH, RASPBERRY, COLA

SONIA ONLY USES ORGANIC FARMING PRACTICES AS SHE BELIEVES THAT THIS KEEPS THE FLAVOUR OF THE COFFEE PURE AND HONOURS HER FAMILIES TRADITION OF FARMING COFFEE. HIMALAYA HAS BEEN IN SONIA’S FAMILY FOR OVER 150 YEARS AND WAS A COE WINNER IN 2003.

FROM THE FARM YOU CAN SEE ATACO AND AHUACHAPAN (WHERE SONIA WAS RAISED), TWO SMALL TOWNS IN APANECA. THE FARM ITSELF IS ON A CONSTANT GRADIENT WHICH WE WERE ABLE TO WALK UP, FROM 1500 TO 2400MASL.

THERE IS ONE ROAD WHICH GOES TO 2000MASL, SO ALL COFFEE PICKED FROM 2000MASL MUST BE CARRIED BACK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN BY THE PICKERS TO THE TRUCK. ALL THE COFFEE IS HAND PICKED AND THERE ARE 180 FT PICKERS IN THE HARVEST SEASON, DURING OFF SEASON, FARM MANAGER EDDIE HAS 20 WORKERS WHO PRUNE AND MAINTAIN THE FARM. THE PICKED CHERRIES ARE DRIVEN 30 MINUTES AWAY TO BENEFICIO LOS CERRITOS, SONIA’S FAMILY PROCESSING MILLL WHERE THE CHERRIES ARE SUN DRIED. ONCE DRY, THE COFFEE IS TAKEN TO THE DRY MILL, WHICH IS ALSO ON BENEFICIO LOS CERRITOS, AND THERE IT IS DE-HUSKED AND HAND SORTED, BEFORE BEING WEIGHED OUT INTO BAGS FOR EXPORT.

PROCESSING THE COFFEE IS DRIED ON THE DRYING PATIO FOR 7-10 DAYS. BECAUSE THE CHERRIES COME IN DAILY DURING HARVEST, EACH LOT IS SEPARATED AND TURNED INDIVIDUALLY, WHICH IS A MORE LABOURIOUS PROCESS. HOWEVER BECAUSE OF THIS, SONIA IS ABLE TO HIRE MORE WORKERS AND PAY THEM FOR LONGER.

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