|Origin:||Apaneca, El Salvador|
|Varietal:||SL28 & 34
Finca Himalaya is known for excellence. Being in family hands since 1880, Mauricio Salaverria has taken generations of coffee knowledge and pushed it to another level. He teamed up with experts such as former Barista World Champion, Sasa Sestic, and relentlessly worked on quality for years. Our microlot is very special: It was meant to compete in the Cup of Excellence this year - which Mauricio has won many times. Due to COVID-19, the competition was not taking place and so he offered this rare SL28/34 anaerobic lot to us. Tropical notes of pineapple are coupled with plum, caramel, cacao and a lime finish.
Mauricio owns several farms in the micro-region and all coffees are being processed and dried at his Divisadero washing station. Walking the station and the adjoining farm, it becomes instantly clear that the level of execution is in another league. Lot separation, different processing styles, huge wooden wine crates and anaerobic tanks are very visible. Meeting Mauricio you can sense the ambition and vision of this producer that drives him to get better.
The farm has 24 hectares and plants Bourbon, Caturra, Pacas, Pacamara, Geisha, Maragogype, Maracaturra and Kenyan SL28/34. Finca Himalaya has an excellent terroir with clay and volcanic soils, it produces coffees often awarded with the Cup of Excellence.