Coffees of El Salvador
El Salvador is recognized as a producer of some of the best large-scale commercial coffee available anywhere. Quality control is a hallmark. Coffee is graded by growing altitude: above 1960 ft is Central Standard, above 2950 ft is High Grown, and the highest quality is above 3950 ft, called Strictly High Grown (SHG).
After Cup of Excellence's 2003 introduction in El Salvador, an appreciation of the coffee-grower as an "artisan" has been spreading throughout the land. Smaller farmers are gaining major recognition thanks to the Cup of Excellence program. Click here to read more about El Salvador.