Finca Monte Sion, is surrounded by coffee plantations, the farm owned by Liliana Herrera de Urrutia, is a vision she and her husband call love from above. When you speak to Mrs. Urrutia you can feel the love for what she does, not only her love for great coffee but love for the people that work in making what Monte Sion is today. This farm gives sustenance to many families. Many years ago, even through crisis they believed in sharing profits with their workers and since then they have shared 10% of their earnings with the people involved, they want to make a differences in their life, help them with medical services, and help them to have visions and hopes for their families. Since then they have in their communities eradicated malnutrition and other diseases and they have helped create a sense of belonging which translates into different work shops where they can learn an occupation and they also have a bakery shop in the farm to help with income. Mrs. Urrutia feels this is the only way, and now that she and her family have been blessed with winning COE is recognition to their belief. They are satisfied and content that they will be able to show how much effort goes into this coffee. Winning it is all due to the team work and the love from all these people. In the end they summed their coffee success into these words: Quality, Biodiversity and Justice.
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,900 mm
Average Temperature: 23 ºC
Type of Soil: Sandy Loam
Type of Shade: Aguacate, capulin, manzana rosa, maranon japones, zapote, nacaspirol, ingas. Annual
Mill and company where lot was process: Beneficio Maranatha – Lausanne S.A. de C.V.
Latitude: N13º 54' 53.9″
Longitude: W89º 44' 15.8″
|Farm Name||Monte Sión|
|Farmer/Rep.||Liliana Herrera de Urrutia|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Program||El Salvador 2006|
|Coffee Growing Area||44.8|
|High bidders||Maruyama Coffee for Mikatajuku group, Toa Coffee Co.,Ltd.|