MONTHLY SPECIAL - El Salvador, Finca San Antonio Pacamara, Chalatenango

MONTHLY SPECIAL - El Salvador, Finca San Antonio Pacamara, Chalatenango

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Every month, our resident Q Grader and third-generation Wogan, James, searches the world to find a coffee that is ‘weird and wonderful’, and truly excites. A micro-lot, a great back-story, an impressive cooperative, or a particularly unusual taste; once it's gone, it's gone.

We keep the prices of these extraordinary coffees down, so that you have the chance to try something that you might not be able to get your hands on otherwise. 

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The farm

Marta Yaneth Lemus owns a 1-manzana farm called San Antonio, where she grows Gesha and Pacamara varieties of coffee. Microlots from El Salvador are sourced from a group of smallholder producers located in the Chalatenango region, in the northern part of the country. Farms here are small on average (5-15 manzanas, or roughly 3.5 - 10.5 hectares). 

Chalatenango, "the valley of water and sand",  is El Salvador’s coolest and northern-most region. Historically, the country’s top coffees have come from western El Salvador. In 2007, though, a Chalatenango pacamara won the Cup of Excellence bringing the region and variety centre stage. Since then, support and relationships are on the increase. 

The process

This is a honey-process coffee, which is now on the rise in El Salvador. They are typically picked ripe and depulped the day that they are harvested, then spread on patios or raised beds to dry in their mucilage for 20-25 days. 

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Why Wogan?


We work closely with farms worldwide to make sure that coffee farmers are paid a fair price, through Fairtrade and our own Direct Trade certifications. Working hard with coffee farmers to improve their lives and the lives of their families.


We maintain long term relationships with our carefully selected coffee farms, to provide the stability they need to plan for the future. The added bonus? Coffee that improves with every single crop, as their farming practices and equipment improves.

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our story

We, at Wogan Coffee, have been lovingly hand-roasting speciality, ethical, sustainable and traceable coffees since 1970. In our third generation, and a wholly independent family company, you can find us rooted in Bristol; the same city as when Mr Wogan established the business over fifty years ago. Laura and James, grandchildren of the bowler hatted gentleman, now have the ropes firmly in their grasp; James as our resident Q Grader in the Bristol Roastery Headquarters, and Laura in London.

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