La Suiza Farm is located in Palo Campana, Municipality and Department of Santa Ana, El Salvador in Central America; was acquired by husband and wife Dolores and Carlos Menéndez Castro in 1952.
Having inherited his son Carlos Edgardo Menéndez that of his parents, decides in 1986, transfer it to Julia Margarita Martínez Molina, the mother of his children, obtaining in this way preserve the heritage within the family and entrusted to the care of their children. By the year 1992, nearly twenty thousand trees were planted, the most variety Pacamara.
The coffee is processed again in the “Ecological Mill of San Gotardo farm” after a classification of mature grains by hand passes pulpers that not require water, horizontal cylinder rotating and oscillating sort table made both in stainless steel, then the beans are left to ferment in heaps of fermenting for at least six hours, then happens to the process of cleaning, washing machine design and manufacturing its own, which allows a frictionless wash and rinse while maintaining the quality of grains for tender later in the sun-drying yards. During the drying is frequent monitoring of humidity controls to maintain optimum uniformity in the drying of grain. With the help of the staff of J HILL & CIA is achieved remarkable reconfirm the good attributes that coffee shows.
Location: Palo de Campana, Santa Ana
Coffee varieties: Bourbón and Pacamara.
Type of Shade: Cypress, Pepeto Peludo, Copalchi, Pepeto de Rio, etc.
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,200 mm
Average Temperature: 16º C
Type of Soil: Sandy loam
Annual Production: (60kg) 180 bags
Mill and company where lot was process: San Gotardo Mill
Fauna: Armadillos, snakes, orioles, rabbits, etc.
Latitude: N 13º 52 16.8
Longitude: W 89º 36 44.4
|Farmer/Rep.||Julia Margarita Martinez Molina|
|Size (30kg boxes)||22|
|Program||El Salvador 2007|
|Coffee Growing Area||22 hectares|
|Farm Size||22 hectares|
|High bidders||Cafe Imports, 49th Parallel Roasters Inc., Caffe Pronto, Barefoot Coffee Roasters, The Coffee Tree Roasters. Montana Coffee Traders|