El Salvador Strictly High Altitude Gourmet Coffee available for sample

Hi Everyone,

I'm a new member who just joined and need some help.  I married a woman from El Salvador who's father owns a large coffee finca high in the mountains of El Salvador.  The coffee is strictly high altitude, gourmet, shade grown and patio dried.  He has been selling to local roasters and is interested in exporting next years crop and I said I would help him.  I'm completely new to this though and have contacted green bean importers in the US but have not received any emails back so I'm not sure if I'm making the right contacts or giving them the right information.  The expected yield for next years crop is 1,000 quintales which I think is about 100,000 lbs?  He has told me he can ship it green, roasted or even bagged and branded.

He and I are the same in that we are both passionate about the environment and would love to expand the finca as well as teach others about growing environmentally friendly, shade grown coffee in a country that has been devastated by clear cutting and lost many of its high altitude coffee fincas to deforestation.  I really think we can do some good for the people, the country and in the process help to put El Salvador back on the map as a top high quality coffee producer. 

He has two types of coffee - Pacas and Bourbon all grown between about 1,400 meters and 1,700meters above sea level.  If anyone is interested in beans for a cupping sample please let me know what you need or contact me with any questions.  Also, anything you think I should do or who I should contact to get started the right way.  Thank you all so much for your time.

Matt

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Hi, your post interested me very much, I work at a micro roaster on Long Island in New York. We get beans from all over the world and we have had coffee from El Salvador before and it was very popular. I am going to speak to my owner and maybe we can work something out about getting a sample.

Hi Matt! Well you sure really have a great plan. Have you tried reaching out these companies through their social media accounts? IMO, you'll more likely to get a response faster than sending them an email. Make a follow up to their social media accounts(if they have any). If you got their phone number, that would be a good way to reach them too. Good luck on your coffee growing journey!

Thank you so much Alice!  I will try that.  I truly appreciate your feedback and your time.  Have a wonderful week and thank you again.



Alice Paige said:

Hi Matt! Well you sure really have a great plan. Have you tried reaching out these companies through their social media accounts? IMO, you'll more likely to get a response faster than sending them an email. Make a follow up to their social media accounts(if they have any). If you got their phone number, that would be a good way to reach them too. Good luck on your coffee growing journey!

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