FARM: Los Nogales
REGION: Apaneca Ilamatepec
ALTITUDE: 1469 MASL
PROCESS: Black Honey
Los Nogales is a special farm, it was the first that the Salaverria family bought, and is where Jose Antonio Salaverria himself grew up. The Los Nogales farm is 30 acres in size and grows a variety of crops across three plots, El Capulin, El Roble and Miramar.
The farm is situated in the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range, which forms 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.
The coffee is 100% shade grown, in a perfect environment for the cultivation of Arabica in terms of altitude, temperature, adequate rain fall, humidity, and rich volcanic soils.