Owner / Coop members: CAFINO SA de CV
Region: Apaneca – Ilamatepec Mountain Range
Altitude: 1600-1900 masl
Microclimate: Humid- Tropical
Temperature range: 8-21 degrees
Annual Rainfall: 4,000 mm
Las Delicia’s state farm is located in the Ilamatepeq Mountain Range, in Canton Palo de Campana, one of the most emblematic areas for good quality Coffee from El Salvador. At the same time is one of the uppermost areas of Coffee growing in El Salvador.
The Cup of Excellence Lot comes from a plantation area which is planted with the PACAMARA and from other lot which is SL-28 in a natural process, dried on African Beds for 28 days. The first three days we pour small quantities of water every two hours, to slow the process of sugar transmission to the bean. The Beds were covered every day after the third day from 12:00 noon to 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon.
We decided to mix the varieties because they were really similar in densities.
The farm is worked all year round based on a “protocol” which defines all the labors that will be done at the farm, depending on strategic planning of the plantation. For example we define the work by its order, the shadow pruning method to use, the coffee pruning, the wind barriers pruning period, the renovation method defined for a 5 year period, the fertilization formulas depending on soil analysis, the cleaning strategy and all of the works involved on the farm. Etc.
These defined protocols make us to have a tracking document of the development of the farms which gives us a support for traceability.
In our management program we define the harvest time as the most important period for the success of the characteristics of our coffee, which results in good, clean and delicate cup.
The result of the good harvest method gives us the opportunity to process our coffee with a good start. We believe that the most important actor in this process is the people that makes the harvest.
As a social responsibility we are promoting a program “happy people” which is based on happiness on what you do, we encourage our team to find happiness in our daily basis work. What we have done is to see smiles everywhere. We believe that happy people works better and productivity can be accomplished.
As a family we are involucrate the farms periodically. The farms are supervised by an strict plan every week, to manage the plan defined after the harvest period. We see our collaborators as part of our team, everybody is conscious of the goals and objectives defined.
Year founded: Established on the beginnings of the 1950’s, with an association of coffee an cypress.
Ownership: CAFINO SA de CV.
Cup of Excellence winner in 2003, 2015,2016,2017
The farm has been cultivated with coffee since the 1950’s with association of Flowers specially Callas and Bird of Paradise, because of climate conditions. CAFESCAL our sister Company, had been commercializing the coffee of this farm in the past years. The opportunity of buying the farm came in September 2014. So knowing the quality of coffee that the farm produces we decided to create a sister company and we did it. Know it is incorporated in the CAFESCAL Group which runs the farm and its process.
|Farm Name||Las Delicias|
|Farmer/Rep.||Cafino, S.A. De C.V.|
|Program||El Salvador 2018|
|Aroma/Flavor||Plum, dark chocolate, fruit,dried rose, blood orange, spice, cedar, peach|
|Acidity||Malic, citric, complex, bright|
|Other||Creamy, caramel, tannic|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2215|