Mammoth Coffee Company

Santa Matilde (El Salvador)


Apple, Vanilla, Plum, Cashew Milk

Origin El Salvador
Region Concepción de Ataco, Apaneca-Ilamatepec
Producer Andres Acosta
Variety Bourbon
Elevation 2,000-2,100 masl
Processing Honey


Finca Santa Matilde is located in Concepción de Ataco in the El Salvadorian department of Ahuachapan in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range and coffee region of the same name. Farmers in Ahuachapan were the first to grow coffee in El Salvador with seeds brought from Guatemala in the last years of the 1700’s; production then began in earnest in the 1800’s.

Santa Matilde is currently owned by the fifth generation of coffee producers of the Ariz-Herrera family, making it one of the first farms in the Concepción de Ataco region to grow specialty coffee beginning in 1875. The family has been bringing sustainability, social responsibility, and employment to the communities around the farm for more than 100 years. The Ariz-Herrera family is one of five local families who created FUNDATACO in 1991, a foundation that helps children from the region join soccer schools and pursue athletic opportunities and scholarships.

This Bourbon variety coffee was Honey processed, in which the freshly harvested cherries were pulped without water to retain all of their mucilage, then dried for up to 14 days to reach optimal conditions. The result is a sweet and dense coffee with red apple acidity, vanilla sweetness and a creamy appeal similar to drinking cashew milk.

Santa Matilde has won much recognition for the quality of their coffees, including top placement in the El Salvador Cup of Excellence in 2018 and 2019. Their passion for providing excellent coffees drives them to innovate and develop great coffees as well as sustainability with their community.

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