Dos Océanos : El Salvador : Apaneca Ilamatepec : Concepción de Ataco

El Molino Farm

The family's happiest memories reside among coffee trees.

El Molino coffee farm detail by detail

How each green coffee bean is grown, processed and harvested at the El Molino Farm

The El Molino farm, owned by Don José Antonio Salaverria, is located near the town of Ataco in the coffee growing region of Apaneca – Ilamatepec, in the district of Concepción de Ataco.
The coffees grow under native shade provided by the trees on the farm, at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level.
With a total area of 214 hectares, all hectares are dedicated to coffee cultivation by the Salaverria family.

Crop data at the farm

  1. The varietals planted on the farm are Bourbon, Sarchimor, Castillo, Pacas and Catuaí.

  2. The average age of the coffee trees is 30 years.

  3. Coffee trees develop in sandy and volcanic soils.

  4. Rainfall is the irrigationsystem used by the Salaverria family on their farm.

  5. The type of cultivation on the farm is under native shade, managed through selective logging, traditional pruning and manualfruit picking.

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Coffees produced at El Molino farm by Andres Salaverria and his team

All the coffees produced by Andres Salaverria are carefully processed in its production chain where the Brix measurements from the tree are taken into account to ensure that the coffee is 100% ripe, the harvesting of the selected coffee, its traceable process by variety, lot or any other distinctive feature, and the care in the fermentation or any other specific process of each lot, always taking care of the drying and storage of the coffee.

Producror de café Andrés Salaverriade la región cafetalera de Apaneca Ilamatepec, El Salvador

Producer Andrés Salaverria

“Passion for coffee”.

“Since I was a little boy I have had a lot of passion for coffee growing.
I like challenges and coffee growing presents strong challenges, it is worthwhile to work and always try to innovate new things, I also like to work with the social and ecological components around coffee growing.
I am the fifth generation of coffee growers in my family, and I have been involved in coffee growing for eleven years”.
Farms managed by father and son, Don José Antonio and Andrés Salaverria, both have always complemented each other very well in their responsibilities and work on the farms, with the clear objective of diversifying their coffees and keeping up to date with the most advanced processes occurring in other countries and carrying them out with their coffees, in addition to their own experimentations.

Location of the coffee farm El Molino

Two oceans

Coffee Geography

El Salvador

Coffee Origin

Apaneca - Ilamatepec

Coffee Region

Concepción de Ataco

Coffee District

Other Andrés Salaverría Farms

El Jocote Farm

Dos Océanos : El Salvador : Apaneca Ilamatepec : Concepción de Ataco

The coffees grow under native shade provided by the trees on the farm, at an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level.

Guadalupe Farm

Dos Océanos : El Salvador : Apaneca Ilamatepec : Concepción de Ataco

The coffees grow under native shade provided by the trees on the farm, at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level.