El Salvador

Harvest - November thru March

2010 Arabica Export Production = 1,078,261 60kg bags

Like many other countries in the region, El Salvador has suffered political upheaval and civil war. With fairly recent democratic movements in the past decades, El Salvador is once again growing and consistently delivering fine, specialty coffee. In part, owing to this political instability, there has been little intervention or pressure to introduce hybrid varieties. Instead, traditional varieties of Coffea Arabica such as Bourbon and Pacamara are being grown to good effect on small farms and co-ops.