Calera farm belongs to seven brothers, of whom the oldest, Samuel Valiente, manages the coffee production. Calera is planted mostly with bourbon, pacamara, and Kenya varietals. The coffee trees thrive among tall pine tree forest and the farm is blessed with a specific cool climate providing optimal conditions for coffee production. Calera extends through a complete mountain facing Trifinio biosphere reserve where El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras meet their border. Calera is a true ecological sanctuary for preserving biodiversity, and it is estimated that close to 300 bird species live here. During the picking season Calera provides work for as many as 200 locals with fair wages and benefits.
This is a washed processed coffee. After the harvest, the outer skin and fruit flesh are washed away. The coffee is then spread on the patios where they dry quickly in about 10 days.