El Salvador | Los Luchadores
FARM: Los Luchadores
REGION: Apaneca Llamatepec
ALTITUDE: 1400-1600 MASL
FLAVOUR NOTES: Gooseberry, Green Apple, Cacao
Jasal are a family business of over 100 years, with farms amongst the Apaneca
Ilamatepec mountain range, part of the Cordelliera de Apeneca. This volcanic range runs through the Ahuachapán, Santa Ana, and Sonsonate departments in the west of El Salvador, and is where many of the Cup of Excellence producing farms in the country are located.
Lucha Libre exploded across Latin America following the appearance of El Santo in Mexico in the 1942. The energetic aerial acrobatics performed by both luchadores tecnicos (good) and luchadores rudos (bad) produced many well-known fighters from El Salvador during its golden age during the 60’s and 70’s including El Apache, El Bucanero, and El Aguila Migueleña, and captivated many audiences. In El Salvador today you can still find Sunday wrestling matches, with smaller crowds then it’s hey-day, but stubbornly holding on.
JASAL as a group are renowned for their processing flexibility and eye for detail
producing many top lots, but one of the most notorious is ‘The Fighters’, Los
Luchadores. Pacamara (an El Salvadorian cross between Pacas and Maragogype) is gathered from three contributing farms so extra commitment and effort has to be taken to make sure the picking and processing is consistently in line with expectations.