More than a century and a quarter ago Don Manuel Ariz left Galicia, Spain and arrived in Concepcion de Ataco, Ahuachapán to a truly magical area that was known by the locals as the site of “elevated springs”. In that time period Coffee planting was bigining to take hold so Señor Ariz smartly proceeded to invest in small plots of land nearby, beginning with 13.5 flat, clay-lime soil hectares of what today is VILLA GALICIA farm, hence the name.
Today producer Mauricio (Moe) Salaverria continues the family tradition of specialty coffees which includes 6 small farms ranging in altitude from 1000 to 1600 mts and investing in a ecological Micro Mill as part of Divisadero Café Farms . The coffee is treated separately by tablones and dryed slowly in African beds after being depulped with stored rain water. The picking selection is done twice to assure quality year after year.
The farm has kept its Bourbón varietal yet we have added Pacamara plantings perfectly suited for the 1,300 Mts. Altitudes where is no wind factor , and the terroir and shrubs are protected with a heavy canopy of shade, specially this days of difficult weather. We dedicate all our efforts in being an ecologically minded grower with progressive employment for our workers including higher wages.This in part is aided by the added value our coffee gets with proven and consistent quality that we offer.
|Farm Name||Villa Galicia|
|Farmer/Rep.||Mauricio Arturo Salaverriea Caceres|
|Size (30kg boxes)||22|
|City||Concepcion de Ataco|
|Program||El Salvador 2014|
|Aroma/Flavor||passion fruit, cherry, honeydew, limeade, sugar cane, floral, spice, tobacco, green apple, wine, champagne|
|Acidity||citric, transparent, and refined|
|Other||Body: soft, velvet, buttery, smooth, sparkling|
|Coffee Growing Area||20 ha|
|Farm Size||20 ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1456|
|High bidders||TASHIRO COFFEE Co.,Ltd|