Divisadero means vast views, and it was the name given to this parcel within Finca Himalaya because of its valley panorama. Mauricio Salaverría is a 6th-generation coffee producer, and together with his father, they are pioneers of Specialty Coffee in the country. Their early focus on high quality helped them access new buyers. Finca Himalaya produced the first Natural lot to score in the top 10 at El Salvador's Cup of Excellence and has garnered several more top-10 placements since then.
Coffee was introduced in the late 1880s, quickly displacing indigo as the country's chief export. By the 1920s, coffee accounted for 90% of all El Salvador's exports. The elite, linked to the government, possessed most of the land, which had positive and negative consequences for the country's development. By the 1970s, El Salvador was the world's 4th largest coffee producer, which is remarkable considering the country's size. However, politics and overdependence on coffee led to periodic struggles culminating in a civil war lasting thirteen years. The aftermath of the war saw the country engage in significant land reform and redistribution, which broke up many of the large, traditional estates. Today, 95% of the country's producers grow coffee on fewer than 20 hectares, and no single person can own more than 245 hectares.
A full-bodied yet balanced expression of Pacamara with bright cranberry and orange acidity lifting the caramel and deep plum tones.