Available at Mississauga (ON) only
COUNTRY: El Salvador
FARM: Shangrila Greeg
RODUCER: Juan Carlos Gregg
REGION: Juayua, Apaneca Ilamatepec
PROCESS: Honey, 24 hours fermentation
DRYING: Raised beds for 30 days
ALTITUDE: 1500-1600 masl
VARIETALS: Bourbon & pacas
SCREEN SIZE: 15+
DIRECT TRADE: Yes
BAG SIZE: 69kg
CUPPING NOTES: Orange, pear, sea salt, toffee, creamy body
Juan Carlos Gregg Meza is the owner of Shangrila farm that is located in the midst of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range. San Jose Farm was inherited in 1997 by Juan Carlos from his grandfather, and therefore Juan Carlos took this great treasure with profound responsibility and passion.
Shangrilá, is small in size but great in ecological value. It is a genuine ecologic bastion for the air purification, water reserve and fauna/flora protection it provides. The name of this farm is so appropriate, since according to literature commentaries, 'Shangri-La' refers to a mystical and harmonious valley used by Jimmy Hilton in its book 'Lost Horizon', and it has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, which is exactly what this farm is!
Shangrila is 100% cultivated with the Bourbon variety and its 10.5Ha. receives careful management all year round. The farm manager, Cruz, is a key player, according to Juan Carlos, in coordinating and performing environmentally friendly activities, like the minimum use of agrochemicals and the protection of native fauna and flora species. Other great attributes of this farm are the spectacular views and its wonderful microclimate, which is cool all year round, about 50ºF in average. The farm also serves as a natural shelter for native fauna species such as armadillos, deer, raccoons, and other small mammals.