More than a century ago, two ancient coffee-producer families were being united by their offspring´s marriage: Apolinario and Adelaida de Maganas son, Francisco Magana Herrera; and Jose Antonio and Gordiana de Caceress daughter, Evangelina Caceres Magana. Both family heads were very active in the production, processing and trading off the precious grain, and both had their lands in the beautiful mountains of Juayua, Sonsonate in the Ilamatepec Mountain range. The sister farms El Ausol, El Diamante and El Topacio (2009 Cup of Excellence winner), are located in that paradise. Maria Elena belongs to the fourth generation. Maria Elena grandfather, Francisco Magana, being an Attorney in law, dedicated his entire life to his passion, the coffee production, which he did in the best way possible, teaching the laborers to treat and pamper the coffee plants with much care and dedication. He and Maria Elena grandma, Mamaevita, always took some of their grandchildren for the crop season, and we had the best of times admiring those gorgeous cherries all over the place, being picked by hand, something that they loved to do, even though they weren´t much help but they had lots of fun! Maria Elena husband Leopoldo, being like as Maria´s grandfather to produce coffee by himself since his High School times, and has been managing their farms since the inherited them; he decided to start El Ausol in the coffee crop, since it had not been cultivated before, around 18 years ago. His experience and dedication has kept all labors in progress, even in the worst times that our country had to go through, and their good and efficient laborers have done the rest, thanks to them, Maria and Leopoldo have had the blessing to receive this reward for a second year. Maria Elena thanks God and Mary His Mother for their aid and protection. Their coffee is processed 2.5 miles away at the El Diamante mill, situated in the farm of that name, operated by UNEX who normally handles our coffee exports. The washed process was made with clear spring water flowing down from the untouched forest a top El Topacio hill, which they keep as a natural reserve, and where is very common to catch a glimpse of the giant blue morpho butterfly (morpho peleides). The mucilage is removed naturally in fermentation tanks and they sun dried in clay brick patios
Location: Juayua, Sonsonate
Coffee varieties: Pacamara
Type of Shade: Ingas Sp. (Pepeto Peludo), mountain trees.
Other: Natural reserve 13 Ha.
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,500 mm
Average Temperature: 23 °C
Type of Soil: Clay loam
Annual Production: 615 bags (60kg bags)
Mill and company where lot was process: Beneficio El Diamante, Unex, S.A. de C.V.
Fauna: Deer, small felines, armadillos, agouti, raccoons, squirrels, snakes, hawks, migratory bird species, etc.
Latitud: 13°542.90NLongitud: 89°462.06O
|Farm Name||El Ausol|
|Farmer/Rep.||Maria Elena Avila Magaña De Muyshondt|
|Size (30kg boxes)||35|
|Program||El Salvador 2010|
|Aroma/Flavor|| spicy cinnamon ,brown sugar, orange zest, apricot, tea mandarin red wine, bittersweet dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, fruit basket|
|Acidity||crisp, alive, defining structure, transparency, multidimensional, complex|
|Other||exotic with structure, fruit acidity|
|Coffee Growing Area||35|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2291|
|High bidders||Kyokuto Fadie Corporation, Time’s Club for C-COOP|