The San Isidro property has been in our family for five generations. More than a century ago, the founder, Rafael Moran, planted the first seedling of an Arabica trees on this same land. It is located in la Cordillera Ilamatepec in the department of Ahuachapan. The size of the Finca at the time was 500 acres and was later over time divided between Morans descendants, one of which is called « Nazareth » where we maintain to this day the tradition of being proud and innovative coffee farmers.
With the same spirit, in 1985, my father (Francisco Giron Batres) started planting a variety on the plantation known as Pacamara which is today the most prized variety in El Salvador for the size of the bean as well as its subtitle acidity, great sweetness, pleasing chocolaty notes and very unique aroma. The Nazareth plantation gathers ideal conditions for a well balanced production with a blessed microclimate providing enough rain and with a perfect soil rich in minerals drawn from volcanic ground and geothermal activity. The plantation is surrounded with beautiful geothermic mud pools (geysers). Its forty acres of partly Pacamara trees and Pacas trees, which survived the civil war and surprisingly today these trees have given us the best quality of beans to replant the farm.
The plantation is located at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level (masl). The climate is quite fresh (15Cº-25Cº), where there is a constant clean fresh breeze coming from the surrounding wooden areas that shelter a large variety of beautiful exotic butterflies such as the Morpho blue butterfly, birds, small animals. There are very old cedar (cedro) trees as well as many orchids; we are proud to conserve our flora and fauna and respect the environment.
The flowering season is in march and the harvesting usually starts in December. We produce an average of 250 quintals of Pacamara and about 600 quintals of Pacas per year. Nazareth employs 11 permanent workers and around 30 seasonal workers during the harvest season.
|Farmer/Rep.||Andreas F Giron Dalmas|
|Size (30kg boxes)||47|
|Program||El Salvador 2012|
|Aroma/Flavor||chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, plum|
|Other||transparent, creamy, well-balanced, chocolate finish|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||3108.47|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|