Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.


Efico Foundation along A.F.A. L and Euracen has donated water filters for drinking water communities in El Salvador.

www.eficofoundation.org


25a. Exposure of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) will be held in the city of Boston from 11 to 14 April 2013.


We are pleased to announce that Rainforest Alliance Cupping held the XI International Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ coffee from 27 to 28 March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.


In 2015 will be held the Fourth Convention of Women at Cafe de IWCA in Colombia, was announced instead.


International Barista Heather Perry Located Barista teaching courses in El Salvador.



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La Alianza de Mujeres en Café de El Salvador (AMCES), es la asociación de mujeres emprendedoras, representantes de diversos sectores de la industria del café en El Salvador, dedicada a apoyar, promover y fortalecer las habilidades y capacidades de las mujeres involucradas en actividades relacionadas con el café. AMCES es el capítulo en El Salvador de la International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) una organización no lucrativa establecida bajo las leyes del estado de California (USA), cuya misión es “Empoderar a las mujeres en la Comunidad Internacional del Café para que logren una vida significativa y sostenible; y estimular el reconocimiento de la participación de las mujeres en todos los segmentos de la industria del café.”

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Directiva 2014-2016
 
Cargo                 Nombre
Presidenta:     María Elena de Botto
Secretaria:     Carmen Elena de Silva
Tesorera:       Patricia Valiente
1ª Vocal:       Sonia Castaneda
2ª Vocal:        Maria Lilian Pacas de Bolaños
1ª Suplente:   Silvia Ortíz
2ª Suplente:   María Pacas
 
Mission

Supporting women in the coffee industry, to improve their quality of life through educational programs and social welfare.

 

Vision

Being a leader and strengthened by international recognition, to support women in the coffee industry, thereby providing better opportunities for theirfamilies, framed in sustainable development.

 
Coffee

Coffee is the drink obtained by infusing roasted and ground coffee (Coffea), which contains a stimulating substance called caffeine. The place were the infusion is served goes by the name café, (Spanish for coffee), or bistro.

Although many species belong in the genus Coffea, only three of those are commercially produced: Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora or robusta, and Coffea liberica, all of them native to the Central African plateau. Those most extensively cultivated in the tropical areas are arábica and robusta.

Arabica coffee grows best at an altitude between 3,000 and 6,000 feet, where a slower growth and maturation process concentrate the flavors in the grain, which has a more refined flavor, and contains about 1 percent caffeine by weight. Due to its delicate nature, the annual yield of Arabica coffee is relatively low. Nonetheless, the species represents about 75% of worldwide production, and its excellent grain is preferred by specialty roasters. Highly susceptible to disease, and with little resistance to frost and drought, it requires careful cultivation and special climatic conditions. It is currently cultivated in Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Java, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Tanzania and Venezuela.

As its name suggests, Robusta (Spanish for hardy) coffee beans are produced by a disease-resistant shrub that grows best at an altitude between 0 and 3,000 feet. With a rather dull taste, Robusta coffee grains contain about 2 percent caffeine by weight. With a higher yield than the Arabica species, Robusta is deemed as a low-grade coffee, generally used for popular coffee blends or in manufacturing instant coffee. It is currently grown not only in África (Ivory Coast, Angola and Zaire), but also in India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Brazil, and the Philippines.

While hardy as Robusta, and bearing a fruit almost twice the size of that of Arabica, the Liberica species produces low-quality beans. It is grown at low altitude, particularly in Guyana and Malaysia, and is a minor crop in Africa. Interestingly, the leaves of this species contain more caffeine than its grains, and in Malaysia they are often used to prepare a tea-like infusion.

In 2008 and 2009, researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, identified seven Coffea species in the mountains of northern Madagascar; and more recently two new species of Coffea were discovered in Cameroon, one of which, Coffea charrieriana, contains no caffeine. New features, such as self-pollination and beans without caffeine, might be introduced by crossing these new species with those currently under cultivation.

Coffee is one of the main agricultural products sold in international markets, which often represents a significant portion of exports from producing countries. It is the second most traded commodity in the international market.



History of coffee

According to legend, the coffee plant was discovered by Kaldi, an Ethiopian goat herder who noticed that when they nibbled on the bright red berries of a local bush, his goats began frolicking around. Intrigued by their behavior, he decided to give the fruits a try, picked some, and chewed on them. His exhilaration prompted him to bring the berries to a nearby monastery. After trying the fruit, one of the monks threw the pits into the fire, from which an enticing aroma billowed. The roasted beans were quickly raked from the embers, ground up, and dissolved in hot water, thus yielding the first cup of coffee, which the monk drank, and later noticed that the beverage kept him alert in the long hours of evening prayers. The monk shared his discovery
with the other monks at the monastery, and soon the knowledge about the energizing effects of the berries began to spread throughout the region and on into the east until coffee reached the Arabian Peninsula. At this point coffee began a journey that spread its reputation all over the world.

True coffee history begins c.1100, with its arrival in the Arabian Peninsula where, taking advantage of the particularly well suited climate and soil, the Arabs were the first, not only to cultivate coffee but also to begin its trade. Initially, the Arabs made wine, which they called qishr, from the pulp of the fermented coffee berries. Then they brewed coffee from green, unroasted beans to yield a tea-like beverage, and later on they began to roast and boil the
beans, creating a drink they called "qahwa" (literally, that which prevents sleep). Bound by the Koran, which bans drinking alcoholic beverages, it is not surprising that Muslims appreciated the stimulating effects of coffee, and considered it an acceptable substitute for liquor.

The Arabs closely guarded their new found and lucrative industry, and for a time successfully prevented its spread to other countries, by banning any of the precious fertile berries to leave the country (the coffee bean is the seed of the coffee tree, but when stripped of its outer layers it becomes infertile). But the Dutch eventually acquired some live shrubs or beans in 1616, brought them back to Holland where they were grown in greenhouses. In 1658, the Dutch started the cultivation of coffee in Ceylon; in 1696 they were growing it at Malabar in India, and in 1699 took some to Batavia in Java, in what is now Indonesia.

In 1714, as a result of negotiations entered into between the French government and the municipality of Amsterdam, a young and vigorous plant was sent to Louis XIV by the burgomaster of Amsterdam. The plant was transferred to the Jardin Royal des Plantes, and delivered to Antoine de Jussieu, the botanist in charge.

Coffee was first introduced into Haiti and Santo Domingo in 1715, but its cultivation only surged when hardier plants arrived from Martinique, were it was introduced in 1723 by a French naval officer, Gabriel Mathieu de Clieu, who arrived with a plant he was trusted with while in Paris on leave. By his own account, he put the plant in a glass case, to keep it warm and away from salt water on deck, sorted many hazards along the journey, and even shared his meager water ration with it to keep it alive. The coffee tree was re-planted at Prêcheur, surrounded by a thorn hedge and watched over by slaves. The first harvest took place in 1726 and, the report of an official survey states that by 1777 there were 19 million coffee trees on the island. Thus de Clieu is credited with introducing the cultivation of coffees to the French colonies, from which it spread throughout South America, Central America, and Mexico.



History of Coffee in El Salvador

The first coffee plants came to El Salvador c. 1800 from Guatemala, where it had been introduced c.1750-60, and cultivation began in the early nineteenth century, but quantities insufficient to meet local demand.

By mid-century, when indigo demand fell sharply, upon the discovery of synthetic dyes, the administration of President Eugenio Aguilar began promoting its cultivation in 1846, and introduced legislation to stimulate production, such as tax exemptions for producers, exemption from the military service for plantation workers, and the elimination of the export tax for new producers. But it was the Captain General Gerardo Barrios who, realizing its enormous potential, promoted the crop throughout the Salvadoran territory during his administration, so that coffee became the backbone of the national economy. Between 1860 and 1881 coffee production experienced a great boost, and coffee exports multiplied dramatically.

In 1881 and 1882, President Rafael Zaldívar decreed several laws that knocked out the system of communal lands, prevalent in the country since the Colonial era, and transformed the land tenure system, further boosting coffee production.

 
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About Us
The Women's Coffee Alliance of El Salvador (AMCES) is the association of women entrepreneurs, representatives of various sectors of the coffee industry in El Salvador, dedicated to supporting, promoting and strengthening the skills and capacities of women involved in activities related to coffee. AMCES is the chapter in El Salvador of the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA), a nonprofit organization established under the laws of the State of California (USA), whose mission is "Empowering women in the International Community Coffee to achieve a sustainable and meaningful life, and encourage the recognition of the participation of women in all segments of the coffee industry.

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2010 - 2012 Board of Directors

Annabella Daglio, President
Carmen Elena Estévez de Silva, Secretary
María Elena de Botto, Treasurer
Lucía de Ortíz, Director
Monika Lardé, Director
María Lilian Pacas de Bolaños, Alternate Director
Sonia de Salaverría, Alternate Director

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