EL SALVADOR

FAMILY OWNED. FAMILY OPERATED.

FINCA MONTEALEGRE

ORGANIC. FARMER DIRECT. NON-GMO.

EL SALVADOR MONTEALEGRE

SHOP MONTEALEGRE'S COFFEE

PRODUCER INFORMATION

Country: El Salvador

Region: Denominación de origen Café Bálsamo, Quezaltepec

Producer: Finca Montealegre

Producers: Jorge y Ana María Escobar

Process: Washed

Harvest Season: November - February

Average Temperature: 67ºF

Certified Organic since year: 2017

BACKGROUND

In the 90’s the coffee rust affected El Salvador and the country’s coffee production went down 90%, from producing 4 million coffee bags per year to only 400,000 coffee bags. In 2012 Ana Maria and Jorge, owners of Montealegre, re-established Montealegre farm, taking over with a different vision and leadership: Organic farming, committed to producing high quality coffee, friendly to the environment and sustainable to the community. From Jorge Escobar, owner of Finca Montealegre: “In Finca Montealegre we believe that growing coffee under shade and ecological methods greatly supports keeping our water resources and preserving the environment. By buying our products directly you are helping us and our community to continue farming friendly environment products like coffee, and help us to overcome the actual crisis related to prices. Mayorga Organics bought 100% of our crop this year and with the prices they paid it has helped us to continue making a difference, a difference to continue working and offering jobs to these 25 families and a difference in helping us continue protecting the environment by organic farming. This type of direct trade is the only way we can survive, there is no space for a middle man structure, as this leaves nothing to the producer in Latin America.”