EL SALVADOR - VILLA GALICIA - APANECA - RED BOURBON 250G
Producers: Villa Galicia Estate
Producer: Mauricio Salaverria
Altitude: 1300 - 1600 m
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Grade: SHG EP
Packaging: Grane Pro and Jute Bags
Conditioning Info: Micro Lot
If you are looking to speak to a microlot expert, you need to speak to Mauricio. Highly
innovative in coffee preparation processes, meticulous and most importantly always with a smile
on his face. We work on his Villa Galicia and Himalaya farms, with the addition this year of
Cruz Gorda and the El Divisadero and El Copo plot!
More than a century ago, Don Manuel Ariz left Galicia in Spain and arrived in Concepción de
Ataco, in Ahuachapán in an are known by its habitants as the place of "elevated sources". Señor
Ariz had the brilliant idea to invest in small pieces of land nearby, beginning with 12 hectares of
an excellent argilo-calcareous terroir which now makes up Mauricio Salaverria's Villa Galicia
Today Mauricio continues the family tradition of specialty coffees with 6 small estates located at
between 1300 and 1600m altitude. Mauricio has invested in an ecological processing mill inside
Villa Galicia and is en expert in coffee preparation processes.
Located in the heart of the lovely town of Ataco, Villa Galicia is a beautiful 12 hectare farm
situated on light clay soil which is easy to work. The farm is very well located on the high hills
of the Ataco village in an area known as "the flower road". It is attached to the processing mill
where all coffees are prepared. This farm, along with Himalaya, took 7th place prize in the Cup
Of Excellence of El Salvador in 2015.
As with his other farms, Mauricio takes care to use trees to accentuate shade. A great
complement to coffee culture, shady trees help protect the soil and reduce water stress on coffee
trees during the dry season and encourage soil drainage. They are also a useful barrier to wind
which is harmful to coffee trees. Mauricio dedicates his effort to being an eco-friendly farmer
who looks after his workers, giving them higher salaries than elsewhere.