A superior Gourmet coffee grown on the Monte Sion Estate in Northern El Salvador. In 2009 this coffee was voted in the top ten certified coffees in the world, and has been awarded with a Cup of Excellence certificate in homage to its fantastically complex sweetness and acidity.
The Monte Sion Estate is well known for the ethical way in which it works. Dr. Luis Arrtia, the owner and founder of the estate, has been recognised by UNICEF for his efforts to eradicate child malnutrition in the area, among many other initiatives.
After spending 3 days trekking around the farms (and sampling there amazing biscuits made with cashew nuts) Finca Shekinah in particular stood out for us, as owners built a bakery on their land for the workers, wives to bake bread to sell in the local market, any profit they make is their own.
Located 1250m above sea level, we were able to see all there dedication for the coffee by growing smaller trees to act as wind breakers to stop any damage to the coffee trees. After cupping some amazing coffees we had no doubt we had made the right decision on the Monte Sion Estate. Our first crop should land this March.