I belong to the fourth generation coffee farmers in my family after the death of my Father in 1995 I was fully involved in the coffee world, in 2000 after to complete university studies I had the opportunity to start work in the coffee industry at J. Hill & Cia, after five years I leave J. Hill & Cia. to begin my second experience at JASAL, both Companies who gave me the opportunity to meet our “Grano de Oro” from another perspective, allowing me to know the art and passion of cupping, which is very important in my life and giving me the opportunity to apply our coffee knowledge and experiences gained through the years.
History of the Farm:
The farm “Las Brumas” is located 45 minutes from the City of Santa Ana, with a cultivated area of 60 hectares of coffee at a altitude ranging from 1460 to 1875 mas cultivated with Bourbon, SL28, Gesha & Pacamaral, and an area of 30 hectares of virgin mountain at an altitude from 1700 to 2000 masl, in the Canton Tunalmiles part of Sonsonate Department near the area known as San Blas, “Las Brumas” has volcanic soils, deep and very fertile which have been generated by different Ilamatepec volcano eruptions and Izalco to throughout its history, also has a micro cloudy weather most of the year and so I decided to call it "Finca Las Brumas" micro climate that is generated or enhanced by being located between the Santa Ana Volcano, Cerro Verde Volcano and Izalco Volcano, the micro climate reduces the amount of daylight received by the coffee tree helping the plant to have a better CREBS cycle and a slow ripening grain and homogeneous help to better develop their attributes in the cup, these unique conditions and special "Land, Climate and labor " generate "Terruar" characteristic of the Las Brumas Farm.
Type of Soil: Sandy Loam
Temperature / average climate: 16-20 C
Average rainfall: 2400 MM
Types of shade: Mountain Trees, cipres and belloto
Shade density: 70%
Crop Conditions: traditional
Flora and Fauna Types Present: Mountain Trees, wild flowers, deer, squirrels, armadillos, snakes
Fertilization Methods: Foliar and soil
Applications of herbicides: The farm does NOT use herbicides or pesticides of any kind.
Environmental conservation practices: Yes
Processing Type: Washed Fermentation: Anaerobic (60 hours)
1st Place Cup of Excellence 2012
1st Place WBC 2017 (Coffee used by Dale Harris from UK – SL28)
1st Place Sprudgie Award 2017 “Notable coffee Producer 2017” for produced the coffee used by the World Barista championship Dale Harris.
|Farm Name||LAS BRUMAS|
|Farmer/Rep.||JUAN JOSE ERNESTO MENENDEZ ARGUELLO|
|Program||El Salvador 2019|
|Aroma/Flavor||Golden raisin, chocolate covered plum, black currant, caramel, fudgy, marzipan, sweet tobacco, puffed rice, orange, brandy, pineapple|
|Acidity||Complex, bright, citric, tartaric|
|Other||Velvety mouthfeel, creamy, grape, long and transparent|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||760.53|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||344.97|