Company

Sicafe is a constantly growing and innovating company based in El Salvador with a very long history behind it that dates back to 1870. We are coffee producers, millers, exporters, and roasters based high in the mountains of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range. All of our knowledge and expertise has been passed down through the generations. We are a family run company very thankful to have the full support of local communities, without our collaborators none of this would be as it is.

Our History

Greatness achieved over time.

Sixth generation coffee producers in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range with farms that date back to 1870. We have 6 family owned farms and a mill at which we process our coffees and coffee for 20+ other producers each year.

Working with traditional varieties and experimenting with some new ones. All agricultural practices have been passed down through the generations from father to son.

OUR TEAM

We are nothing without the great team that stands behind the company. From pickers to administrative positions, from seasonal workers to year round collaborators, from the farm foremen to the quality control specialists.

Our Processes

Washed

Honey

Natural

Experiments

Wet Mill

Penagos depulpers were selected for the Wet Mill due to their eco-friendly technology.

Drying Stages

Patio

Mechanical Driers

Raised Beds

Dry Mill

Brazilian Pinhalense equipment was purchased to set up the dry mill and be able to have 100% control over the quality of the coffees being sent out.

Corporate Responsibility

 

"Our people make the difference."

Social, Ecological and Sustainability are the pillars of our company.
Social Responsibilities

As a part of our corporate social responsibilities we support approximately 450 workers during the harvest and processing season at our farms and mill by providing them with work and income. We also provide clean water to nearby communities for no charge.

Ecological Responsibilities

Vast water reservoirs were built to be filed with rain-water. This water is then filtered and used in our mill during the wet process of the coffee beans.

 

Our Wet Mill Machinery was specifically selected due to its 50% water efficiency. 

 

Enzymes are used to purify water residues left from the mill wet process.

 

Coffee pulp is transferred to La Fany to be placed in vermicompost tanks. When worms finish decomposing the pulp, they get extracted and their wastes are stored in bags to later be used as natural organic fertilizer in the coffee plantations. The worm pee is also collected in tanks and is applied as a foliar fertilizer.

 

Coffee Husk from the dry mill is collected and stored in bags for the next harvest to be used as fuel for the mechanical driers. Coffee Husk is 40% less contaminating than regular firewood.

Sustainability Responsibilities

A system of producing our own organic fertilizer through vermicomposting was implemented.

VARIETIES

 
 

OUR FARMS

We strive to produce high quality coffee in the Apaneca / Ilamatepec mountain range based on long-standing expertise passed down through the generations, granting us the privilege of winning several Cups of Excellence and other prestigious awards in the coffee world.

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Apaneca, Ahuachapán

La Fany

Altitude: 1400 to 1550 m.a.s.l.

Varieties: Red Bourbon, Orange Bourbon, Yellow Caturra, Pacamara, Yellow Icatu, Geisha, Yellow Bourbon, and Salmon Bourbon.

Harvest Period: From December to February

Region: Apaneca

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Chalchuapa, Santa Ana

La Siberia

Altitude: 1450 to 1675 m.a.s.l.

Varieties: Red Bourbon, Yellow Caturra, Pacamara, SL-28, Geisha, and Java.

Harvest Period: From January to March

Region: Apaneca-Illamatepec Mountain Range

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Apaneca, Ahuachapán

Noruega

Altitude: 1500 to 1720 m.a.s.l.

Varieties: Red Bourbon, Pacamara.

Harvest Period: December to February

Region: Apaneca-Illamatepec Mountain Range

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Apaneca, Ahuachapán

Llano Grande

Altitude: 1500 m.a.s.l.

Varieties: Pacamara and Geisha

Harvest Period: January to March

Region: Apaneca-Illamatepec Mountain Range

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Apaneca, Ahuachapán

San Cayetano

Altitude: 1400 to 1450 m.a.s.l.

Varieties: Red Bourbon, Yellow Caturra, Catimor, Pacamara, SL-28, Ethiosar, and Orange Bourbon.

Harvest Period: December to February

Region: Apaneca-Illamatepec Mountain Range

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Apaneca, Ahuachapán

La Divina Providencia

Altitude: 1450 m.a.s.l.

Varieties: Red Bourbon.

Harvest Period: December to February

Region: Apaneca-Illamatepec Mountain Range

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