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El Mural

A group of small-scale producers from La Palma and Citala
STORY

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.

Farm Varieties
Location
Country

El Salvador

Municipality

Citala and La Palma

Department

Chalatenango

Elevation

1,500 – 1,800 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

November – March

Processing Method

Traditional fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm. Natural and honey processes.

Shade

Oranges and native trees.

Drying Method

Fully sun-dried on patios and raised beds for 12-18 days.

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