Country: EL Salvador
Altitude: 4,100 feet
Varietals: Pacas and Bourbon Peaberry
Rainfall: 86 - 98 inches per year
Soil: Clay Loam
Production Method: Washed
||2012 harvest is SOLD OUT! |
Chocolate | Raspberry | Cherry
Of the many lots produced at Finca Matalapa we've been particularly fond of the coffees harvested in Calagual, a section situated in the upper portion of the finca ranging from 4,000 to 4,300 feet above sea level. It is planted with Pacas and Bourbon varietals, 70% and 30% respectively and lies in a canyon subject to the strong winds prevalent in Matalapa. Calagual faces the Pacific Ocean, to the south, which provides afternoon mists helpful in maintaining moisture for the coffee trees.
Matalapa is a fourth generation 190 acre farm at 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. She maintains 14 acres of virgin tropical forest and keeps her coffee plants shaded with over forty varieties of shades trees.
Since winning the 2003 El Salvador Cup of Excellence Matalapa has only gotten better. This year's crop is very impressive for its sweetness and buttery body.
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