Neto Segovia – EL SALVADOR
Coffee is grown on approximately 165,000 hectares of land in El Salvador. The boom began in the 1840s, when coffee production became the domestic economy’s dominant sector. Coffee plantations currently provide 72,200 jobs and the sector serves as the economic mainstay both for the country and for many Salvadoran women.
While El Salvador’s fertile soil produces the Bourbon, Pacas and Pacamara varieties, most of its production is destined for the international markets.