Gesha, El Salvador, El Carmen Estate
Tropical berry notes with a spiced cocoa finish
El Carmen Estate is located at 1,300m above sea level in El Salvador’s Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, one of Central America’s prime specialty coffee producing areas. The estate has been farmed by the Alfaro family for over a century.
The estate was founded in the middle of the 19th century when Antonio José Alfaro acquired a plot of land near the village of Ataco and started to produce coffee. The family places great emphasis on maintaining the identity of each lot. Four generations later, Antonio’s great grandson maintains the same passion for coffee, explaining, ‘The lots that come through our mill are like babies to us’.