El Salvador

Coffee cultivation in El Salvador has always had a great impact on the economy of this country and on its history. Since the mid-1800s the production began to quickly rear up and by the end of the 1970s it represented more than 50% of total export income, reaching its peak in 1980.

With the political and economic turmoil resulting from a civil war in the 1980s, the coffee industry has struggled to recover entirely.

Since 2000, the industry has been greatly affected by increased competition from other countries on the world market, whose cheaper coffee beans have caused prices to plummet.

Since 2002  coffee trading is only responsible for 3.5% of El Salvador’s GNP.

Over 90% of El Salvador’s coffee is grown in shade coffee plantations and around 80% of El Salvador’s forests are associated with «shade-grown coffee farming».

BAGS from 69 kg
BLOOMING from February to May
HARVESTING from October to March
EXPORTATION from December to August
BOARDING PORTS Santo Tomas (Guatemala)
PRODUCTION 680.000 bags