The demand for Salvadoran coffee increases every day in international markets, such as the United States, Japan, Asia, and Europe.
This rate of growth of coffee exports is reflected in the data from the Central Reserve Bank (BCR), which reveals that in the first quarter with an increase of $23.1 million, going from $53.4 million (until April 2021) to $76.6 million in the same period this year.
The institution’s data confirms that Salvadoran coffee continues to regain world prestige with historical achievements, and thanks to new government support policies, more farmers are improving production and the coffee park.
One of the farmers who wants to improve the production and export of coffee is Juan Castro, who, through his Aurora brand, supplies not only the local market with the product, but also some cities in the United States.
The La Aurora farm has an area of 22 blocks, where the raw material for export coffee comes from, and is located in the canton of Potrero Grande Abajo, Santa Ana.
For this year, La Aurora has the goal of planting another 25,000 coffee trees of the Bourbon, Pacamara, and Cuscatleco varieties, which will be added to the 11,000 already planted.
The production of grape coffee from the farm is processed for export at the benefit of the Cuzcachapa cooperative, in Chalchuapa, Santa Ana, where the coffee produced in 12,500 manzanas from farms in various parts of Salvadoran territory is also processed.
Currently, Cuzcachapa processes 100,000 quintals of coffee per harvest, of which 85% is exported to 22 countries in the world, including: Japan, the United States, and Europe, among others.
«I am very grateful for the accompaniment of institutions such as Proesa, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Salvadoran Coffee Council. This has allowed us to enter the United States market and soon to Europe,» said Juan Castro, producer of the La Aurora farm.
As part of the government’s accompaniment to companies, the president of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (Proesa), Salvador Gómez Góchez, toured the La Aurora farm and the benefit of the Cuzcachapa cooperative.
«Exports are growing rapidly, reaching 15.3% in April as a result of the teamwork of the economic cabinet, in favor of the country’s economic recovery,» said the official.
On the other hand, the owner of La Aurora Coffee was optimistic about the support that Proesa and other government agencies are giving him.
«I am very grateful for the accompaniment of institutions from Proesa, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Salvadoran Coffee Council. This has allowed us to enter the United States market and soon to Europe.» Juan Castro, La Aurora farm producer.