Jules Denys was born in 1860, being his family originally from the city of Courtrai, Belgium.

In 1880 he emigrated to Panama to work on the construction of the Canal. In 1890 he became ill with malaria and settled in the highlands of Eastern El Salvador because the fresh weather favored his recovery.

In 1913 the family of Jules acquired a coffee farm that, in honor of the country of origin, they called Finca La Bélgica.

Ernesto Samayoa Denys, Jules’s great-grandson, took the coffee bean from our farm to a higher level: the specialty coffee niche, where coffee with much broader flavor attributes is offered. Every part of the process is taken care of in detail, from cultivation to roasting.

It all started more than 100 years ago with great-great-grandfather Jules, who, looking for a better future, emigrated to the American continent and came across the fascinating world of coffee.

C’est lui l’étranger. He is the foreigner.

Café L’Étranger is the tasty fruit of a long coffee tradition of five generations. Jules Denys arrived to El Salvador from Belgium at the end of the 19th century and decade after decade the family gained knowledge in the world of coffee.

Ernesto Samayoa Denys and his wife Liza

Rodrigo Samayoa Núñez

Fernando Samayoa Núñez


El Salvador

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