- PRODUCER: RODOLFO RUFFATTI BATLLE
- FARM: FES (FINCA EL SALVADOR)
- VARIETY: PORTILLO
- PROCESS: 48H NATURAL (ANAEROBIC)
- REGION: AHUCHAPAN
- ALTITUDE: 1400 – 1600M
Rodolfo Ruffatti’s farm, on the border with Guatemala, is located in the Ahuachapan region in the west of El Salvador. Arabica trees have been planted all over the country since the beginning of the 19th century, and for many years coffee constituted 90% of the national export. Even though the quantity of coffee production dropped during the 1980’s, El Salvador is still considered a tiny but excellent coffee origin.
Rodolfo’s farm was founded in 1920. It spreads over 70 sq. km followed by 200 sq. km of wild forest. These specialty coffees are grown on volcanic soil under natural shading. The dominant variety is Bourbon, though the farm nowadays is shifting towards more exotic varieties. Cherries are processed in Juayua washing station. Most of them go through natural and honey processes, including all three coffees that are sold in our branches.