Country: El Salvador
Region: Cantón Los Arenales, Sonsonate
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Pacamara
Altitude: 1675 masl
Processing: Fully washed, sun dried
Tasting Notes: Sweet, mild body, hint of chestnuts and vanilla, floral aroma
Finca Las Nubes is located high in the mountainous region on Guatemala’s eastern border – almost edging on Honduras. The area is populated with pine and cypress trees and is a natural haven for many species of wild birds. The farm is remote - some 236 kms from Guatemala City and around a 10 hour drive round-trip.
“Las Nubes” means “The Clouds”, and its called this because of the farms position in the mountainous terrain which is often draped in clouds. When Fabio gave up his job as a lorry driver and bought the finca in the 1980s, there were no roads up to his land, no house and no coffee trees. It used to take the couple four hours to walk up to the farm and three hours back. Gradually, they built up the finca, first selling semi-processed coffee on the local market.
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