El Salvador is country built on top of twenty three volcanoes. Fortunately, that gives us two things that arabica trees love - altitude and ericaceous (acidic) soils. Alas, back in 2014, a Roya outbreak devastated nearly 80% of El Salvador’s arabica trees. Once the disease had been localised and treated, El Salvador’s cafetaleros moved higher into the mountains where new, disease resistant Red Bourbon trees were planted.
The Cuzachapa Co-Op, who manage Finca Serbia (Serbia Farm), is situated roughly 3km outside of Santa Ana. Along with new, disease resistant Bourbon trees, the Co-Op is also growing Catimor and Caturra trees - new trees and new varietals are promised for the future. The Co-Op harvests and processes it’s own coffee through their washing station. The Co-Op also holds a Fair Trade license and works closely with many social project in the surrounding area.
In the cup you can expect red apples and macadamia nuts.