Origin: El Salvador
Region: Apaneca, Ilamatapec
Farm: Finca Los Nolages (1600-1700m)
Micro Lot: 2016/17 El Capulin (Red Catui)
Process: Black Honey
Tasting Notes: Sweet sticky lot with a bight stone fruit acidity. Coating buttery mouthfeel with a rum and raisin finish.
Los Nogales is family-owned business with three generations of history. Originally owned by Jose Antonio Sr grandfather, it was passed to Jose, and more recently to Jose's son has taken on the business. As a child, Jose always dreamed of having a farm in order to learn the detail the and costs associated with taking care of a coffee estate not only financially but also emotionally.
Los Nogales is located in Apaneca and part of the Apaneca-ilamatepec mountain range being one of the most prestige locations in El Salvador for growing coffee. It was one of the first farms in the region to introduce specialty coffee into the plantation and since its early development has been very
committed to the quality process.Year to year they invest significantly in social and environmental activities/programs, encouraging the communities surrounding the Los Nogales farms to act as strong pillars for the organisation.
The communities make up the majority of the farm's yearly workforce and by maintaining happy employees and providing them with good living conditions, health care benefits and education the benefits are returned by hard work on the farms, dedication and passion.
JASAL - another family owned coffee business - owns a farm close to Los Nogales called La Gloria which has a natural water spring that provides clean water to 50% of the town of Apaneca.