Varieties: The farm is cultivated with Varieties, Pacamara 45% and Bourbón 45% and 10% of other varieties such as Icatú and Costa Rica 95
Type of soil: clay loam,
Average temperature / climate: 20o
Average rainfall: 2,800 mm.
Types of shade: The coffee is worked under natural shade composed by
Native and exotic trees, a high percentage are from the Ingas family,
Density of shade: 60% Culture conditions: Special coffee,
Types of Flora: The farm has own trees of the area, Oak, Mezcal, Mountain Zapote, cypress and other varieties that house diverse species of epiphytes that live in the branches of these trees.
Types of fauna: The farm has animals such as: Armadillo, Cotuza, Tigrillo, Gato Montes, Squirrel, Tacuacín or sarigüella, Rabbit, Weasel, Topos among others, as well as varieties of snakes such as: Buzzer, coral, chichicuba , Bejuquilla, masacuata, castellana, bell, timbo, etc. Within the fauna we find great variety of birds, some of which are in danger of extinction, the existing varieties are: Urraca, Zanate, Tecolote, Chiltota, Hawk, Torogoz, Chonta, Guacalchía, Pijuyo, Guachoca, Siguamonta, Chachas, Perdíz, Pigeon, Tortolas, Piscoy, pericos, etc.
From the owner: The estate belongs to a small family composed of four members: Oscar Roberto Murgas Linares and his wife Maira Esmeralda Gutiérrez de Murgas, his two daughters: Maira Saraí and Rocío Verónica.
Location of the farm: The farm is located in the place called Patio de Bolas, Ataco, department of Ahuachapán.
Work practices: The work on the farm is traditionally carried out by local people, the cultural practices that are developed are coffee plantations, coffee pruning appreciatively, the shade is pruned for the coffee plant can be developed while maintaining the ecosystem Balanced, fertilizer applications are performed via foliar, as well as applications to the soil. Weeds are controlled manually, for pest control and diseases are made with organic green label products.
We believe that the effort that has been made in the farm in the management of its coffee plantations, the good selection of mature coffee has reflected the quality of the grain that owns the coffee zone, our commitment is to continue working to maintain this quality and have the opportunity To participate again in this event.
House of the butler of the estate.
CULTURAL AGRICULTURAL WORK.
Fertilization methods: Granulated chemical fertilizers are also applied to the soil.
Environmental conservation practices (live izote barriers, cashiers, retention pits or rafts)
Management of the coffee plantation is appreciative.
Variety: The cultivated variety is Pacamara and Bourbón
Collection: The coffee is cut when it is at its optimum, red wine color,
Despulpe: Once the coffee is cut on the same day, it is passed to the pulpero, to remove the husk or pulp, and then with 100% honey, it is spread on the African beds, to start the drying process.
Drying and Meneado: it is important since the coffee spreads over the zaram, give it a constant shake so that the honey is homogenized throughout the coffee, and gives you those fruit aromas that are Typical of the area coffee.
Process Honey, 100%
Drying in African bed
|Farm Name||LA ESMERALDA 1 2017|
|Farmer/Rep.||OSCAR ROBERTO MURGAS LINARES|
|Size (30kg boxes)||10|
|Program||El Salvador 2017|
|Aroma/Flavor||Swish Chocolate, Floral, Plum, Red Apple, Caramel, Vanilla.|
|Acidity||Very Bright, Tartaric, Structured, Bright, Tartaric.|
|Other||Brown Sugar Sweetness, Creamy, Big Mouthfeel, Confectioner's Sugar, Powdered Sugar.|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||630|
|High bidders||Campos Coffee|