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If you want to speak to an expert in microlots, you should turn to Mauricio. Innovative in the coffee preparation process, very careful and, most importantly, always smiling. We are working on its Villa Galicia, Divisadero & Himalaya farms, this year introducing Cruz Gorda and the El Copo plot!
More than a century ago, Don Manuel Ariz left Galicia, in Spain and arrived at Concepción de Ataco, in Ahuachapán in an area known by its inhabitants as the place of "high springs". Señor Ariz then had the brilliant idea of investing in small plots of land nearby, starting with 13.5 hectares of clay-limestone soil which today make up the Villa Galicia farm of Mauricio Salaverria.
Located in Apaneca, in the heart of the mountainous area known as "The Flower Route", El Divisadero is a 6 hectare plot of one of the oldest farms in El Salvador: the Himalayas. This plot located at 1600 meters above sea level is planted mostly with Bourbon, Caturra, Pacas and Pacamara. Divisadero has a very good clay and volcanic soil, which produces coffees often awarded with the Cup of Excellence.
Mauricio has invested in an ecological processing plant within the Villa Galicia plantation, where he processes all of his coffees, which allows him to perfectly master the coffee preparation processes.
El Divisadero is also characterized by a very high valuation of the shade and therefore of the trees. Complementary to the cultivation of coffee, shade trees protect the soil and reduce the water stress of coffee trees in the dry season, promoting soil drainage. They are also useful barriers to the wind, harmful to coffee trees. Mauricio devotes his efforts to being a producer respectful of the environment, but also of his workers, with notably higher wages than elsewhere.
A very rich aromatic palette dominated by gourmet notes from the start: chocolate, honey, which gives way to a nice sweetness and freshness which recall the subtle fragrances of mandarin.
The acidity is not very marked, the body is round, silky. The structure of the cup is definitely marked by sweetness, and the finish offers notes of sweet spices (vanilla) and exotic fruits.