The harvest coffee period in El Salvador begins in October in the low areas and extends until March in the higher altitude areas. Most of it is collected from the end of November until the beginning of January.
El Salvador produces only Arabica coffee. The main varieties found are Bourbón, which comprises 68% of the total area of coffee grown in the country, Pacas (a Salvadoran variety from a natural Bourbon mutation), which represents 29% and the remaining 3% includes Pacamara (resulting Salvadoran hybrid Of the cross between Pacas and Maragogipe, with excellent properties of cup) and other varieties in much smaller amount.
In the Coffee Route you will be able to know about the coffee production process, realizing tours where you will be able to experiment, according to the season of the year, the different phases like the cultivation, harvesting, pulping, washing, drying, roasting and in the end tasting of a rich Cup of international quality coffee.