COUNTRY

El Salvador

MUNICIPALITY

Citalá and La Palma

HARVEST

November-March

DEPARTMENT

Chalatenango

ALTITUDE

1,200 – 1,550 MASL

VARIETIES

Catimor – Anacafe 14 – Bourbon

Chalatenango is a region of artisans, paintors and artists. The pinturesque town of La Palma is blessed with breathtaking landscapes and a perfect climate. Most beautifully of all, this place is famous for having murals painted in many colors just like all the handcrafts that have been created in this region. The artistans in La Palma create crafts and paint them in bright colors that form part of the decoration of this beautiful small town. They work with lots of different fabrics worn by the people of this special place.

El Mural is a blend of coffees from two main cantons: Citalá and La Palma, both of these are part of the Montecristo Trifinio, a tri-border national park shared between El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Designated as a biosphere reserve in 2011, it is an area of incredibly rich bio-diversity.

Caravela started developing relationships with producers in this area in 2012, and opened a buying station and cupping lab in La Palma in December 2015 for better interaction with the producers. They produce coffees with medium acidity and notes of sweet caramel, red fruit, orange and vanilla.

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