La Ilusion – El Salvador
nectarine, milk chocolate, marsipan
This farm is part of a project with an El Salvadorian producer, Jose Antonio Salaverria and his two sons Andres Salaverria and Jose Antonio Salaverria the younger. They are now the 6th generation of coffee producers.
La Ilusion is one of this producer's smaller farms. It’s 10 hectares grown at about 1540 masl. It’s 100% traditional Bourbon. The farm has performed very well for us the last years with complex and sweet Salvadorian Bourbons. The producer is innovative in ways of processing and farming. They separate everything by days of picking and do different processes, fermentation and drying techniques depending on the capacity and potential of the particular lot. In this case, it is mechanically demucilaged before it is soaked under clean water overnight and then carefully dried on the patio. They manage the drying times by building up layers and resting the coffees in piles.