Back in 1870, Fabio Moran and Etifanio Silva decided to conquer this hostile territory, sowing coffee trees in one of the highest summits of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range. They named Siberia, the 28 hectares of land, for its chaotic weather conditions, along with its difficult accessibility. One century later, Rafael Silva, brother of Luis Silva, inherited the property.I knew this was going to be challenge because it is difficult land to harvest, explained Rafael, a fourth generation of coffee growers from this area. Rafael considers himself lucky because he has never had any problems working the plantation.
In the edition of COE 2005, Siberia got the 4th place with a lot of pacamara variety. Again, Luis Enrique decide to partipate in the event COE 2007, this time with a lot of Bourbón variety. This variety is cultivated in 75% of the Siberia farm and got into de group of winners. For these results Siberia is consider a privilege farm.
His ecological awareness has allowed him to put in place innovative ways to produce organic matter for fertilization. He purchased a massive production of earthworms to process the coffee pulp to create lombricompost that he uses to fertilize the trees. The farm has colonial practices to take care of the soils. It has natural wind and erosion barriers, and each year they are use less chemicals fertilizers.
|Farm Name||La Siberia|
|Farmer/Rep.||Rafael Enrique Silva Hoff|
|Size (30kg boxes)||41|
|Program||El Salvador 2012|
|Aroma/Flavor||chocolate, caramel, lemon, lime, sweet sugar cane, cedar honey|
|Acidity||citric, malic tight|
|Other||floral, mango, green apple, tropical|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2711.66|
|High bidders||Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Has Bean Coffee (UK), Melbourne Coffee Merchants (AUS), Dutch Barista Coffee(NL), Twoday Coffee Roasters (UK), Knopes Artisan Torrefacteur (Bel), Bolling Coffee (UK)|