El Molino - Buena Vista
El Molino sits amongst the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range, part of the Cordelliera de Apeneca. This volcanic range runs through the Ahuachapán, Santa Ana, and Sonsonate departments in the West of El Salvador, and is where many of the Cup of Excellence producing farms in the country are located. There are four volcanoes that occur within this range of mountains, with Santa Ana being the more dominant.

The Buena Vista microlot comes from a plot within the Molino farm, named rather straightforwardly for the beautiful view that opens up from there. The varietals used are just the Bourbon and its close relative, Pacas, though there is also Caturra, HSF, and Catuai grown on the farm. The importance of selective picking and attention to detail have very much become a hallmark of the culture and success of the farm, which is owned by Salaverria family member Jose Antonio.

Once picked, coffee is processed at the Beneficio Las Cruces in nearby Santa Ana. A building over 100 years old and described as an ‘antique house’ forms the central part of the mill, with researchers claiming Che Guevara hid there on his journey through Latin America. However, equipment is not that old and has since been renovated and kept up to date with the ability to process washed, semi washed, honey and natural coffees across patios, rasied beds and mechanical driers. Having a centralised mill means focussed staff can pay attention to quality on the farms as well as cherry coming in, process consistency and final cup profile.

The green-tipped dwarf varietal Pacas is fairly common in Central America, a natural single gene mutation of Bourbon. Being smaller results in a potential higher yield for the farmer, as trees can be planted closer together allowing for a greater density per hectare. Named after the owners of the farm it was first spotted on, the Pacas family, it was discovered in the Santa Ana region back in 1949 and now accounts for around 25% of El Salvador’s coffee production.


Dark chocolate and caramel with notes of dried red grapes and wild berries. Balanced body and citric acidity. 

Process: Natural

Varietal: Bourbon, Pacas

Elevation: 1450 m.a.s.l

Producer: JASAL, S.A. de C. V.

Region: Mataquescuintla, Jalapa Santa Rosa

Country: El Salvador

SCA Cupping Score: 85


Our website calculates shipping charges based on the items you're ordering and your delivery address, it will offer you the best available rates once it knows this information. The easiest way to work out shipping costs is to go through the website ordering process as if you were going to order the items you would like, then on the final page of the checkout process (before having to pay) you'll be given a list of available shipping options.


For all UK orders we use Royal Mail 24. Royal Mail aim (not guarantee) to deliver the next working day including Saturdays.

All orders are packed Monday to Friday.



YES! We ship our luxury coffee beans internationally!


Delivery times vary but will usually get to you within 5-14 working days.

Good Life Coffee does not refund or exchange coffees, if ordered incorrectly through our website.