Finca Himalaya is owned by Mauricio A. Salaverria, who also owns a
farm called Finca Divisadero. This farm is located in a different
mountain range than it's named for: the Apaneca Mountains in El
Salvador's Ataco region. His farms are planted with Bourbon, Pacamara,
and Maragogype varieties, as well as Cypress, Pine, and Inga shade trees.
The rich volcanic soil and use of shade creates a very hospitable
environment for the coffee, and Mauricio has developed his own
systems for processing. Coffee is harvested ripe and de-pulped at a small
mill at Finca Divisadero, using stored rainwater. After it's de-pulped, the
coffee is moved directly to raised beds for Black Honey processing.
Black Honey coffees will express fruitier/jam-like flavors with more
sweetness. Cooked fruit, dark chocolate, and some roasted nut flavors
with a heavy mouthfeel.