Z - Los Nogales

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Z - Los Nogales


ORIGIN // El Salvador Apaneca, Ilamatepec
VARIETAL // Red Catuai                                                                      PRODUCER // Jose Antonio
PROCESS // Honey Process
ALTITUDE // 1600 - 1700 MASL
TASTING NOTES // Notes of black currant, plum, honeydew melon and creamed honey.

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About the farm

Los Nogales is family owner business with three generations of history. Originally owned by Jose Antonio Sr grandfather, it was passed to Jose, and more recently to Jose's son has taking on the business. As a child, Jose always dreamed of having a farm in order to learn the detail and the costs asscociated with taking care of a coffee estate not only financially but also emotionally.

Los Nogales is located in Apaneca and part of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range being one of the most prestige locations in El Salvador for growing coffee. It was one of the first farms in the region to introduce specialty coffee into the plantation and since its early development has been very committed to the quality process.

Year to year they invest significantly in social and environmental activities/programs, encouraging the communities surrounding the Los Nogales farm to act as strong pillars for the organisation. The communities make up the majority of the farm's yearly workforce and by maintaining happy employees and providing them with good living conditions, health care benefits and education the benefits are returned by hard work on the farms, dedication and passion. 

The most impressive thing from Salaverria is the overall quality of picking: deep blood red and uniform colour. Considering the volumes they are doing in total it is pretty amazing!