El Salvador - Las Brisas Rafael Schneider


Region: Ahuachapan

Altitude: 1,300 - 1,600 m

Farm/Coop/Station:  Finca Las Brisas

Varietal: Pacamara

Processing: Natural

Sensory: Black Cherry, Blackberry, Chocolate

SCA Cupping Score: 88


Rafael Alvarez Schneider’s connection to Finca Las Brisas extends all the way to 1882, when his ancestor, Leon Borja purchased the farm. Since then, the family has cultivated coffee in the ideal conditions of 1,300 to 1,600 meters above sea level in Ahuachapan, El Salvador. 



Don’t be fooled by El Salvador’s small size. It was once the 4th largest coffee producer worldwide and continues to produce high quality lots. The country is known for its great cupping varieties, such as Bourbon and Pacamara. In fact, two beloved, frequently high-scoring varieties—Pacas and Pacamara— originated in El Salvador.