El Salvador La Siberia Filter
Rich and sweet with crisp green apple, cherry and chocolate – reminiscent of Black Forest Cake.
This unique washed Pacamara lot hails from La Siberia, located on one of the highest faces of the Apaneca-Ilamantepec mountain range, and designated Siberia due to its difficult accessibility and harsh weather conditions. At 1650 masl, coffee at Finca Siberia is shade grown under Pepeto (Ingas), Cedro and Cypress trees and benefits from natural wind and erosion barriers. The ripe cherries are handpicked and delivered to their own wet mill, Beneficio San Pedro, for processing.
The Silvas have utilised their massive production of earthworms to process the coffee pulp and create vermicompost, which they’re able to use as an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertiliser and soil conditioner across their farms.
Over the last eight years, the quality of coffee from the family run Sicafe and their two farms, La Fany and La Siberia, have continued to impress. The Silva family have owned and run Siberia since 1870 and are renowned as one of the highest quality producers in El Salvador. In fact Siberia has been highly decorated and placed amongst the winners in Cup of Excellence awards in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012.
In 1870, Fabio Morán and Etifanio Silva overcame hostile conditions and sowed coffee trees in one of the highest summits of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range. They named the 28 hectares of land Siberia, for its chaotic weather conditions, along with its difficult accessibility. Passed from generation to generation, La Siberia (and La Fany) were inherited by Rafael Silva a century later.
With its very own wet mill, Sicafe has greater control of the processing and quality of its coffee, and begins processing cherries at 8pm every evening after harvest, before being transferred to the farm’s very own greenhouse for drying. Along with a greenhouse and a wet mill, the Da Silvas have installed a cupping room and a sample roastery, so they can focus more on developing the quality of the coffee.
- Technical Details
- Producer: Sicafe / Rafael Da Silva
- Farm: Finca La Siberia
- Processing: Washed
- Varieties: Pacamara
- Harvest: January - March 2019
- Altitude: 1450 - 1670 masl
- Region: Ahuachapán, Apaneca Ilamatepec Mountain Range
- Technical Details