For second year in a row Malacara B achieved an award in the COE event. In the COE event 2006 was 13th place. With these award won in a row, Malacara B shows the high quality of coffee that it produces.
The history of this farm goes back to the beginning of last century with Alvarez Prunera familys great-grandfather: Rafael Alvarez Lalinde. Mr. Alvarez Lalinde, Malacaras first owner had 4 sons: Rafael, Jorge, Carlos and Samuel Alvarez Angel. Samuel Alvarez Angel inherited the Malacara farm and the property was transferred to his descendants: Emma Noemy, Francisco Arturo and Samuel Alvarez Meza.
Malacara farm was then divided in three equal fractions, A, B and C, one for each member of the Alvarez Meza family. The B fraction was inherited by Emma Noemy Alvarez Meza de Dumont and from then on a family owned enterprise called Chantuc S.A. to avoid dividing it again, each member holding their respective shares. On its 49 hectares, the average age of the coffee trees is 40 years, with densities of 3,500 trees per hectare and some 25 quintals per hectare.
Chantuc S.A. helps support a school and a health center within the farm that was originally donated by the firsts Malacaras owners. This farm is grown with 95% Bourbón and 5% Pacas on a sandy-loam soil, harvesting usually takes place between January and March while flowering goes from April trough May. The shade canopy is mainly made up of Ingas and mountain trees such as Cedar, Walnut, Gravileo and Avocado among others.
There are two stories regarding the origin of the name of this farm: one told that Malacara was named after one local indigenous chief who lived in the area and who was known as the Cacique Malacara. The other, talks about the relation between the farm appearance when Rafael Alvarez (grandfather of Francisco Arturo) bought it, and the face expression that his friends made when they saw the farm for the first time. The story told that it was so chaotic that everyone gave no hope on the farm and everybody made an ugly face or Mala-Cara because they imagined how difficult would be to establish a coffee farm there.
Coffee varieties: Bourbón & Pacas
Type of Shade: Pepeto, Gravileo, Rosario, cedro, nogales, etc.
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,500 mm
Average Temperature: 18º C
Type of Soil: Clay loam
Annual Production: (60kg) 800 bags
Mill and company where lot was process: Beneficio Borbollon, El Borbollon S.A. de C.V.
Fauna: Toucans, White wing doves, Torogoz, Charas, Orioles, Squirrels, Wild cats, small reptiles, etc.
Latitude: N 13° 52 58.5
Longitude: W 89° 38 10
|Farm Name||Malacara B|
|Farmer/Rep.||Roberto Dumont Álvarez (Chatuc S.A. de C.V.)|
|Size (30kg boxes)||14|
|Program||El Salvador 2007|
|Processing system||Washed , Sun, dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||48.3|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co. Ltd. for Kyowa's Coffee|