Country:El Salvador
Region:La Libertad
Producer:Vickie Ann Dalton Diaz
Farm:Matalapa
Farm Size:173 acres
Altitude:4,100 feet | 1,250 meters
Varietals:Pacas and Bourbon
Harvest:January 2016
Rainfall:86 - 98 inches per year
Soil:Clay Loam
Production Method:Washed
Bird Friendly Certified

$17.00

12 Ounce

   BAG(S)
Country:El Salvador
Region:La Libertad
Producer:Vickie Ann Dalton Diaz
Farm:Matalapa
Farm Size:173 acres
Altitude:4,100 feet | 1,250 meters
Varietals:Pacas and Bourbon
Harvest:January 2016
Rainfall:86 - 98 inches per year
Soil:Clay Loam
Production Method:Washed
Bird Friendly Certified
Matalapa is of our most popular drip Cafe/House coffees.

The steep slopes of Matalapa face the Pacific Ocean, to the south, which provides afternoon mists helpful in maintaining moisture for the coffee trees.

Matalapa, whose name means 'place where rivers are born', is a fourth generation 174 acre farm averaging 4,100 feet above sea level. It was founded in the late 1800's by Fidelia Lima, great grandmother of the current owner, Vickie Ann Dalton de Diaz. Vickie maintains 14 acres of virgin tropical forest and keeps her coffee plants shaded with over forty varieties of shades trees.

Since winning in the 2003 El Salvador Cup of Excellence Matalapa has only gotten better.

Matalapa's coffee trees were severely attacked by the 10 days torrential rains of October 2011 and by the "Rust" fungus that has been ravaging the Americas in the past three years. Its 2012 crop was reduced by 90%, as all the trees were radically pruned or replaced in an effort to regain control.

Notes on the 2016 crop
Very poor weather patterns have dramatically reduced Matalapa’s output this year. The quality, is, however, stellar.


See George's farm visit to Matalapa
 

$17.00

12 Ounce

   BAG(S)