Posted: 12 Feb 2011 11:00 AM PST
The bartender looked back as he heard the question. He greeted one of his regular customers who enjoyed coffee with a cup of coffee or two of freshly prepared to speak. So said the bartender, you want to know about El Salvador coffee, right? Well, first of all I have to say, producing some very good coffee in this little town. 100% of shade coffee plantations in the country is on a very fertile volcanicSoils, which adds to the bean. Art is a coffee grown in El Salvador. The families return for generations proud of their coffee beans and vegetable care.
The owner then asked: When did coffee cultivation began in El Salvador? The bartender said, before coffee, indigo was the main crop of the country is growing at different altitudes. Coffee was first cultivated centuries for home early in the nineteenth. To 1880However, coffee was practically the only crop Salvadoran exports. In contrast to Guatemala and Costa Rica, El Salvador's coffee industry has developed its own way in a very entrepreneurial. Coffee industry of El Salvador has received practically no external financial and technical assistance. It worked great, "said the owner? Yes," said the bartender. This is the El Salvador coffee farmers in a more efficient producers of coffee in the world. Despite someGovernment intervention over the years, the business practices of coffee, El Salvador remains at a very high level of efficiency of coffee production. The benefits of coffee production on Salvadoran society has been very important for the construction of roads, hospitals, community development, education, social services, environmental programs and more.
And the Indian population in rural areas during the expansion of coffee? "This is an interesting question, saidvision bartender. She, unlike many countries in Central America, El Salvador's "Indian population in El economy integrates very well. The country's infrastructure are developing in all regions of Salvadorans in contact with 'more directly and accelerated cultural assimilation. For example, at the end of 1980, El Salvador, not an ethnic Indian population. During the colonial period and before the twentieth century, the indigenous communitiesPipil and Lenca, located mainly in the western departments, about 60 percent of the population. The development of coffee plantations, villages over communal lands of indigenous people and to integrate the Indian economy in general case. They were, in fact, farmers and wage earners. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, their assimilation has been substantially completed.
This means that Indian cultures have always lost, "said the owner? No, not really. Of course, some lossin Indian heritage, language and customs found it very unpleasant. But still Indian groups, religious activities, distinctive women's clothing, cultivate the language is very colorful and beautiful, crafts, and other customs. The Indian group Pepil, for example, has made a foray into the coffee market very effectively in the specialty coffee a large coffee cooperative "they created for their sweets, nuts brand of certified organic coffeePepil. "The Indians have embraced the concept of cooperatives, to strengthen their economic situation.
By focusing on gourmet and specialty coffees, Salvadoran coffee farmers benefit from the growth in niche markets that pay premium price for a good coffee. Take for example the variety Pacamara. As a coffee lover, I find this a fascinating hybrid. And 'the best quality in the cup, their primary nature, which is unusual. As a coffeeDrinkers, the vast Pacamara bean is very interesting to hold and observe. Pacamara the cup is smooth and complex, and the size of the grain is always a topic of conversation.
Barista, thank you for the interesting information you shared with me today in El Salvador. You're right: there is a lot to learn and opportunities in each cup of a business. Drinking coffee is a big one. May I please have a cup of freshly brewed Salvador High Grown Organic Coffee? Aaah! This isgood coffee.
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