Our coffee farm is located on the border of La Libertad and Santa Ana, two of El Salvador’s coffee producing regions.
It sits at about 900 meters above sea level on the mountain of El Refugio, and is surrounded by other small coffee farms, where the plants are grown under the shade of a variety of trees.
The 16-acre plot was planted in 2009 with about 2,000 Paca trees, which are tended by Carlos’s family. When our farm matures, it will produce about 3,000 pounds per year.
Our goal is to use our farm as a model to experiment with different types of agricultural methods and new drought-resistant hybrids that can help other smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.
We also hope someday soon to share the fruits of our harvest with our customers in the United States.