El Salvador Hacienda San José Real de la Carrera


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Product description

Located in Usulután, in the south-east of El Salvador, Hacienda San José is an emblematic name in the region. Founded over 125 ears ago, the Hacienda was seized by the government during the Agrarian Revolution. Years later, the family bought back their land with plans to reinstate the Hacienda to its once former glory.

Net weight 51 kg
Weight N/A

Central America & The Caribbean


El Salvador


Jiquilisco, Usulután


500gr Sample, 51kg Bags

Production Model

Single Plantation

Fermentation Process

Centrally Fermented

Flavour Profile

Acidity, Browned Fruit, Cacao

Region and Country

Jiquilisco, Usulután, El Salvador


Hacienda San José del Real was founded more than 125 year ago by the ancestors of the current owner, Mr. Juan Wright. The cacao genetics used by the Hacienda are thought to have been originally introduced from Guatemala, Mexico and other parts of El Salvador. The 350-hectare farm grows cacao, coffee, timber and has dedicated part of the property to forest regeneration. Once dwindling populations of local monkey species, coyotes and small cats are now thriving thanks to these restoration efforts.


April - July (main) August - November (mid-crop)


Local Acriollado varieties

Post Harvesting Process

Fermentation takes place in cascade-type wooden boxes. The pre-drying and drying processes are done on wooden wooden drying beds during a total of 8 days.


Strong cocoa body with a hint of yellow and red fruits followed by slight walnut ending.

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