Finca Malacara is one of the most well respected farms in El Salvador. In 1888 the land was bought by the great grandfather of siblings Epe and Maria, who are now the owners of the farm. After winning the “Cup of Excellence” award in 2003, the farm began exporting their beans abroad – mainly to the US, UK and Japan. As a result of their success, Epe and Maria decided to dedicate their farm to the cultivation of specialty coffee in 2005.
Malacara is located on a rich volcanic soil, surrounded by many other small farms on the Santa Ana volcano. There is a diversity of varieties, spreading across different lots on the farm: Red and Orange Bourbon, Pacamara, SL28 and Geisha. After harvest, cherries are transferred to the nearby washing station, to proceed their processing.
At Cafelix you can find a washed Orange Bourbon. Cherries are depulped in the washing station and go through a 12-16 hour fermentation in open air pools. Afterwards they are thoroughly washed and dried.
Farm: Finca Malacara
Producers: Alvarez family
Region: Santa Ana, El Salvador
Altitude: 1550 masl
Variety: Orange Bourbon
Acidic and aromatic
Smooth, delicate body
Recommended for filter and espresso