Santa Leticia

Ahuachapán is a western department of El Salvador that sits on the border with Guatemala and the Pacific Ocean. It is host to two major mountain ranges: the Apenca-Ilamatepec Range and the Cerro Grande de Apaneca. It is within these valleys that we find the best coffee growing climates in the region.

This coffee is sourced from Ricardo Valdivieso and his farm Finca Santa Leticia in Apaneca, Ahuachapán. Ricardo’s grandfather purchased the land in 1870 and named the finca after his wife, Leticia. Finca Santa Leticia was passed down to Ricardo during a time of great turmoil in El Salvador’s history. At the peak of conflict in the 1980s, Ricardo came face to face with a firing squad in defense of his family’s land. He was not shot but spent many years in exile before he was able to return. Today, Ricardo works with his daughter, Monica, to protect their groves of Pacamara and Bourbon varieties from leaf rust.

The resulting cup reminds us of raisin, chocolate, and cane sugar.

Roasted by

Pop Coffee Works
From Toronto

Coffee details

Country
El Salvador
Region
Ahuachapán
Variety
pacamara
Altitude
1620 - 1730 m
Farm
Finca Santa Leticia
Producer
Ricardo Valdivieso
Process
natural

Tastes like

🍇
raisin
🍫
chocolate
🍯
cane sugar