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.
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.
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 people make the difference."
Social, Ecological and Sustainability are the pillars of our company.
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.
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.
A system of producing our own organic fertilizer through vermicomposting was implemented.
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.