Star coffees with a light of their own
Name of star
Bourbon, Hybrid, Catuaí, Geisha and SL28
El Salvador | Apaneca Ilamatepec | Juayúa
Farm size | Ha production
205 ha | 205 ha
July to September
Produces coffees from
Type of soil
Sandy and volcanic
30 kg bags | GrainPro
ANDRÉS SALAVERRIA'S COFFEES
VEGA is the Star that gives its name to all the coffee lots produced by Andres Salaverria in his San Francisco farm located in the coffee growing region of Apaneca – Ilamatepec. The lots are differentiated by their different characteristics in terms of flavor, aroma and processes. Each coffee grower receives the name of a star to denominate his lots, thus forming a great coffee universe.
San Francisco Farm
Andrés Salaverría has had a passion for coffee growing since he was a child, His family has been dedicated to coffee growing for more than 100 años, with farms in the coffee growing regions of Atiquizaya, Concepción de Ataco, Jayúa and Apaneca. Andrés is the fifth generation and has been dedicated to coffee growing for 11 años.
Andres remembers how he enjoyed accompanying his father to the El Molino mill every night to to see how the coffee cherries were arriving to be unloaded from the day’s harvests from different farms,He loved to climb on the trucks and jump on the piles of grapes, since then his interest has been growing. Every summer I developed temporary jobs in the family coffee company with the purpose of learning and implementing new knowledge. After graduating from university, he completed the Ernesto Illy Master’s degree in science and coffee economics, which was enriching for Andres and thus managed to form a clearer idea of what is behind the entire coffee production chain. as well as learning from different coffee producing colleagues from other parts of the world.
In 2011 Andres returned to El Salvador after his preparation and then focused on the commercial, industrial and administrative part of the coffee farms, together with his father Don Jose Antonio Salaverria, who is in charge of farm management, have managed to make a good team. Its objective has always been to diversify its products and at the same time to be always on the lookout for new trends in processes in other coffee producing countries in order to be able to replicate them in its beloved country of El Salvador.
Among the farms managed by the Salaverría family are the following the San Francisco farm, one of the most important for the family business, is home not only to a coffee-producing region, but also to a natural forest reserve. which was donated to the National Forestry Association of El Salvador for the purpose of preserving a beautiful habitat for many exotic species of plants and animals.
The San Francisco farm is located near the town of La Majada, in the coffee growing region of Apaneca – Ilamatepec, in the district of Juayúa, its rich volcanic soils make San Francisco an ideal place for coffee growing.
At the San Francisco farm the coffee is 100% shade grown and harvesting is done by selective manual harvesting, which consists of picking fully ripe cherries. Social and environmental activities play an important role in the daily activities of the farm and for the family business, which always seeks to supply the surrounding communities with health services and infrastructure for educational activities.
The Apaneca mountain range is a volcanic mountain range located in the west of El Salvador, this mountain range is composed of volcanoes, including the IIamatepec volcano, one of the most active in the region.
The Apanenca-Ilamatepec coffee-growing region has an estimated population of 1.26 million inhabitants and an area of 4,289.95 km², This region has 37 coffee-growing districts, including Santa Ana, Ahuachapán, Juayúa, and Sonsonate, these districts are home to more than 9,740 families cultivating more than 70,881 hectares of land of arabica coffee of the Pacas, Bourbon, Pacamara, Catimores, Casticis, Cuscatleco and Catuaí varietals. Apaneca – Ilamatepec occupies the 1st place as the country’s coffee growing region with a production of 53% of the country’s total production.
Surface area 21,041 km².
6,8 million inhabitants
6 coffee regions
140.000 hectares with coffee
Apaneca – Ilamapetec
Surface area 4,289.95 km².
1,26 million inhabitants
37 coffee districts
70.881 hectares with coffee