Region: Alotepec Mountain Range – Metapan, , Department of Chalatenango, jurisdiction of San Ignacio, Canton Las Duanas.
Year of Harvest: 2017/2018
Month of Harvest: February – April
Name of the Farm: Cayaguanca
Elevation: 1,650 meters above sea level
Coffee Mill Type: Own micro wet-mill in Beneficio Cayaguanca (J. Raul Rivera S.A. de C.V.) Blooms: A single bloom in the early days of April
Type of Soil: fertile alluvial clay loam Temperature / average climate: Temperature between 10 and 23 °C Average rainfall: 1,500 to 2,300 mm per year Types of shade: Mixed species forest composed of liquidambar, Pinus, Cipres. Shade density: 40 – 50% Crop Conditions: Traditional semi organic. Flora and Fauna Types Present: Vegetation: Native to the area, reforestation was done with fine wood producing species; Animals: rabbits, deer, armadillos, reptiles, squirrels and others. Fertilization Methods: Primarily using compost and bocashi as organic fertilizer, both produced on the farm, complemented with complete fertilizer applied to soil and foliar. Applications of herbicides: The farm does NOT use herbicides or pesticides of any kind. Environmental conservation practices: The entire property was reforested 18 years ago. Processing Type: Natural Type of Fermentation: Natural Fermentation
Owner’s Description: J. Raul Rivera S.A. de C.V. www.riverabalsam.com rivera.coffee
History of the Farm: It is a property of twenty-nine hectares of extension that were reforested in the year 2000 with fine wood species. Of the total extension Five hectares were planted with coffee in 2015, five in 2016, five in 2017.
Location of the farm: Department of Chalatenango, jurisdiction of San Ignacio, Canton Las Duanas
Work Practices: Activities and cultural practices related to coffee.
Benefits or Social Projects: The farm is the most important source of work in the surroundings of Canton Las Duanas and has prompted many residents to begin in the cultivation of coffee, thus contributing to the generation of work in the area.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Finca Cayaguanca is currently in the process of new plantation. 2015 to 2018. In the future our goal is to continue working closely as currently done, especially focusing in improving the fertilization programs and milling process. This farm is part of the legacy in coffee knowledge of a Jorge Raul Rivera (1938-2013). He was not only a professor at the University of El Salvador, and taught for 10 years coffee cultivation and processing, but has worked in the area since 1978. He also pioneered the establishment of the crop in the north of the country (Chalatenango).
Milling: Mechanic Type of Wash: Manual Type of fermentation: Natural Water treatment: Water is taken from a small stream that flows through the farm for washing the coffee; the wastewaters are deposited in small ponds of absorption. Dry Type: Sun dried in Africans Beds
|Farmer/Rep.||J. Raul Rivera S.A. De C.V.|
|Program||El Salvador 2018|
|Aroma/Flavor||Berry, fruit, citrus, mango, wine, nectarine, tropical fruits, floral|
|Acidity||Lively, crisp, tartaric|
|Other||Complex, smooth, silky|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||390|