Coffee production in El Salvador is an important part for the country's economy but has seen a decline in recent times. Once providing 50% of the country's export revenues it now only accounts for around 20%. Coffee production has suffered from government policies, natural disasters, taxes and guerrilla attacks preventing many farmers from replanting trees.
Coffee farming still endures though, as El Salvador offers good mountainside conditions at high altitude for growing arabica. Coffee is classified corresponding to the altitude it is grown. Central Standard is produced 1,500 feet above sea level. Central High Grown 3,000 feet above sea level and Central Strictly High Grown between 3,000 and 6,000 feet.
The country produces predominately wet processed Bourbon and Pacamara varietals. This results in clean, sweet flavours with a soft brightness and round body. Floral and spicy notes can be found in its aroma.
Find out how coffee is harvested and the hard work that the coffee farmers put into our lovely drink.
Read about what they do after the harvesting of coffee and the various processing methods.
Producing around 13 million bags (60KG) of coffee, Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee.
Not the largest producer with 0.5 million bags (60KG) but boy do they know how to grow coffee!
Guatemala produces around 3.5 million bags (60KG) each year and produces very high quality certified coffee.
The birthplace of coffee with wild coffees and a production of around 6.5 million bags (60KG).
The neighbour of Ethiopia yet with a very different flavour profile, Kenya produces under a million bags (60KG) of coffee each year.
Only about 0.25 million bags (60KG) are produced each year by Rwanda but we love Rwandan coffee.
With over 5 million bags (60KG) a year, India produces quite a bit of coffee and use the famous Monsooning processing method.
Over 6.5 million bags (60KG) are produced annually by Indonesia with some famous growing regions.