Country of Origin: El Salvador
Elevation: Strict High Altitude
Trade Type: Fairly Traded, Farmer Direct
Process: Hand Picked, Wet Process, Sun Dried
Strong Tower Coffee is a gourmet coffee grown and processed in El Salvador and then imported to the USA to be roasted. Our goal is to support Strong Tower Children's Home in El Salvador.
The coffee you are about to drink is the result of much hard work and dedication to make the Strong Tower Children’s Home “self-supporting".
From the very beginning of this project we decided that we want our clients to buy our coffee because of its superior quality and taste – not just because they want to support the children at the Strong Tower Children’s Home.
We have taken classes at a Coffee School in order to select and process the coffee that you drink in the best possible way. This harvest was our first (2010-2011) experience and we had much learning to do in order to give you the best possible coffee. Imagine our surprise and delight when the Coffee Laboratory gave our sample coffee an excellent rating and recommended it for the Cup of Excellence (“Taza de Excelencia”) competition! This a competition where the 100 (?) best coffees from El Salvador are graded by national and international catadores and where these coffees are sold on an electronic auction. We offer you several options – all of the excellent quality and all available right now.
We started out processing coffee from our own farm only, but the business has grown to the point that it is not enough. So we now buy the coffee cherries from other farms in the area, then process and export it. We have decided to not expand our farm, but instead to focus more in the processing and and exportation of the coffee.
Below, the process the coffee goes through: