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Coffee in El Salvador and at Academia Barista Pro
Coffee was introduced to El Salvador between 1779 and 1796, although others believe that it could have been later, between 1800 and 1815. From a farm in Jutiapa owned by family Alvarez de Asturias, the coffee tree spread rapidly to the rest of the republic, becoming a product which is now cultivated throughout the Salvadoran territory.
One of the biggest promoters was Captain General Gerardo Barrios, who gave land to people who dedicated at least 2/3 of it to coffee cultivation. In 1853, the United States signed a commercial treaty with El Salvador, the first, greatly benefiting to further encourage its propagation and cultivation.
El Salvador is the smallest Central American country, privileged with mountains, volcanoes, hills and a coffee landscape throughout its territory. The cultivated area in the country extends to 229,921 acres of land, which is equivalent to 160,944.7 hectares. Our mountainous surface was formed thanks to the fact that we are right in the center of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the subduction of the Cocos Plate below the Caribbean Plate, which causes different phenomena: on the one hand an intense seismic activity and on the other, the fusion of rocks of the earth's crust subjected to high temperatures and pressures.
The highest concentrations of coffee plantations are located along the central part of the country and the volcanic chain, which comprises heights from 500 meters above sea level to 2000 meters above sea level. The important areas of coffee plantations are the Chingo Volcano, Costa el Bálsamo, Jucuarán, Osicala, Perquín, Metapán, La Palma in Chalatenango, Ilobasco and Corinto among others.
El Salvador's coffee park is privileged with shade trees, timber and fruit trees that shelter the entire crop and contribute to a rich biodiversity.
The coffee harvest in El Salvador takes place between the months of October to March, mostly cut by hand. Depending on the producers and requirements, the harvest can be selective or not, an important contribution to the final quality, the qualities of the cup and the buyer's requirements.
The main varieties grown in our country are: Bourbon, Pacamara, Pacas and Red Catuaí. Because of rust, our coffee park suffered a lot and according to recent data (2020 -2021) from ACAFESAL, it is something that is still present and will affect more coffee plantations. Some producers, after the loss of coffee due to rust, began to plant resistant varieties of high production and low quality cups. Rust has generated millions in losses to the coffee sector, a decrease in employment and an overall crisis.
Coffee Selection at Academia Barista Pro
Academia Barista Pro focuses greatly only on Outstanding Specialty Coffee from amazing producers around the country. Thanks to our ongoing criteria for picking the best coffee, our products will stand out from all the rest in the country.
- Average altitude of 1400 masl +,
- Cultivation of elite varieties,
- Harvesting at full maturity by hand,
- 0 missing grains,
- Pulping of fruit separately,
- Washing with clean and fresh water.
The coffees we select must come from new harvest, screen 16, have 0 defects, meet humidity and water activity parameters.
See our most recent offer of coffees, varieties, processes and producers below.
Finca: Los Pirineos
Last year Diego Baraona assumed full control of Finca Los Pirineos. We are very happy with the quality of the coffees in his first year as leader of this beautiful place located in Usulutan. Diego maintains his father's vision of producing elite varieties such as Pacamara Naranja, Konga, Laurina, Rume Sudan among others.
Although few photos we have of Don Carlos, here is one that brings back memories of the time we visited Finca Montecarlos. Located in Juayua, it is a volcano transformed into a farm. Even after years of winning Cup of Excellence awards, it remains at the forefront of producing and processing incredible washed specialty coffees. We greatly appreciate that with him, Academia Barista Pro maintains exclusivity of all its coffees in El Salvador.
We met Edgardo through his father, Don Ignacio. We met him very young, but with a great hunger for knowledge. He learned to process his coffee by inheritance and has known how to take his farm very high. San Nicolás becomes a favorite and classic offer.
It has been a real pleasure working hand in hand with producer Rafa Silva for so many years. Well, it keeps its vision of quality intact and year after year exceeds any expectation. This 2022 we have already completed 2 years of being under exclusivity with its coffees in El Salvador. Get them freshly roasted by order for your Coffee Shop, hotel or restaurant. Contact us.
We have been working with Don Ignacio for many years now. He delivers his best coffees to us at the beginning of the year in parchment, we rest them for 3 months and then we send them to be cleaned to zero defects, on a 16 shaker. We have always been impressed by his way of working with coffee. Both farms are already classics within our coffee offer annually, becoming favorites for many customers.
Cáscara de Café
In 2021 we chose various coffee husks in order to provide our customers with a 100% Salvadoran tisane. Despite being tisane, just like yerba mate, the coffee shell does have caffeine. Still unknown in quantity, we could not guarantee the quantity since it depends on its variety.
Specialty Coffees 20/22
Every week you can enjoy these delicious specialty coffees that Academia Barista Pro has chosen for you. All coffees go through a final scrutiny by the founders, where they are chosen carefully and under a strict quality standard. Currently, we maintain relationships with award-winning Salvadoran producers, who delight us year after year with their best coffees.
We seek a lasting relationship and exclusivity for our entire line of specialty coffees and in the batches and micro-lots that we offer to our clients, this means that only here you will find this magnificent offer of Salvadoran coffees.
Every week you can find different and freshly roasted coffees in 12oz bags to enjoy at home or at work. If you want us to toast you one in particular, ask for it from 2 bags of 12oz or pounds and up. Ask for our weekly offer to our whatsapp. (503) 21000978
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Address available in certain areas of San Salvador and Surroundings for purchases above $15 x mornings from Monday to Friday at no additional cost.
Freshly Roasted New Harvest Coffees
Our coffees can be requested for roasting at any time from 2 bags 12oz or 2 pounds and up. Every week you can purchase a different offer of freshly roasted Special Coffees in our ON THE GO STAND, you can visit us or ask for the list of roasted coffees in our whatsapp. Remember that we have a FREE address in the metropolitan area of SS and Surroundings from Monday to Friday x mornings for purchases of $ 15 + onwards. Pick Up from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.