Eighteen years ago, Regina Meardi de Papini inherited Monte Nevado, or Mount Snowed, a farm located on the top of the Tecapa-Chinameca Mountain range overoking the impressible and emerald lagoon of Alegria. The farm is comprehended by 70 hectares of land, of which 39.9 hectares are planted with coffee. The picking of the winning lot was accomplished the by experienced farm workers that depend on seasonal farm jobs. During the coffee crisis, the farm was almost abandoned and the owners where keeping the farm going only with basic pruning and fertilization. Today, the works on the farm have made it recover and it produces 608 bags (60 Kg). Planted with the traditional Bourbón variety, this farm has already achieved 11th place on 2005 Cup of Excellence, this year proving again it´s privileged condition for coffee growing. The farm is partly shade grown, because there isnt enough sunlight at the top of the mountain. The farm is located in an area considered a paradise for its great variety of native fauna, you can find a wide selection of small mammals like deer, coyotes, armadillos, raccoons, tepezcuintles and a wide selection of birds and butterflies.
Location: Alegria, Usulutan
Coffee varieties: Bourbón
Type of Shade: Ingas: Pepeto, cuje, etc.
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,250 mm
Average Temperature: 22º C
Type of Soil: Clay loam
Annual Production: 608 bags (60kg)
Mill and company where lot was process: Cooperativa Cuzcachapa de R.L.
Fauna: deer, coyote, armadillo, etc. Flora: Orchids, and native flowers
Latitude: 13° 29 50.08 N
Longitude: 88° 30 04.9 W
|Farm Name||Monte Nevado|
|Farmer/Rep.||Regina De Carmen Meardi Zuniga De Papini|
|Size (30kg boxes)||63|
|Program||El Salvador 2009|
|Aroma/Flavor||fruity, yellow fruit aroma, dark chocolate, purple plum, caramel, red apple, hazelnut|
|Acidity||tangerine, bright, well-balanced, juicy coffee Notes Creamy body, Dry finish|
|Processing system||Washed , Sun, dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||40|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||4749|
|High bidders||honuKATOCOFFEE Inc.|