El Aguacatal

21 small scale producers from La Palma

El Aguacatal is a sub region of the municipality of La Palma, Chalatenango. It goes from 1,200 up to 1,800 MASL and benefits from an unusual white stone soil that gives the coffee a unique profile. This coffee is milled at each producer’s micro-mill. Each lot is individually cupped and selected amongst hundreds to be part of this blend and contributes towards a harmonized cup profile.

El Aguacatal is part of the Montecristo Trifinio, a tri-border national park, shared between El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Categorized as a biosphere reserve in 2011, the Trifinio area benefits from incredibly rich bio-diversity.

Caravela started developing relationships with producers in this area in 2012, and opened a buying station and cupping lab in La Palma in December 2015 for better interaction with producers.

Farm Varieties
El Salvador

La Palma


1,200 – 1,800 MASL

Technical info

January – April

Processing Method

Traditional fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm. Natural and honey processed.


Oranges and native trees

Drying Method

Fully sun-dried on patios and raised beds for 14 days