·LOS CHELAZOS·

La Palma, El Salvador

COUNTRY

El Salvador

MUNICIPALITY

La Palma-Citalá

HARVEST

November-March.

DEPARTMENT

Chalatenango

ALTITUDE

1,500 – 1,800 MASL

VARIETIES

Pacamara – Bourbon – Pacas – Catuai

Chelazos refers to the people who live in Chalatenango, a northern district of El Salvador bordering with Honduras. The people in this part of the country have a lighter colored skin and green or blue eyes. This is a bit of a rarity when compared to the rest of the population and because of these characteristics they are referred to as ‘Chelitos’, which is where the name Los Chelazos comes from.

Los Chelazos 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, this is a protected 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.

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