Ilamatepec is the largest coffee-producing region in El Salvador, reaching altitudes of up to 2,400 metres. It is very well known for its quality coffee. It is probably where the first coffee tree was planted.
This chain of volcanoes, called the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, includes lots of craters (Ataco, Apaneca, Juayua, etc.) and one of the most active volcanoes in El Salvador, Ilamatepec, also known as Santa Ana.
Many local producers have won international competitions, the best represented varieties being Bourbon (64%) and Pacas (26%).