Producer Name: Margarita Lucía Díaz de López
Farm Name: El Manzano
Farm Altitude: 1300 – 1500 masl
Region: Santa Ana (Cordillera Apaneca – Ilamatepec)
Lot Altitude: 1300
Lot Variety: Gesha
Year planted: 2015
Type of Soil: Volcanic
Slope face: Facing North
Sun exposure: Sun Grown
Average Temperature: Low 11 Celsius, High 25 Celsius
Average Rainfall: 1,700 – 2,200 mms per year
Nutrition input: Calcium Nitrate based Nitrogen formulas and Non Potassium Chloride (Non-KCl) Potash based formulas.
Weed Controls: Mechanical Weed Control only (No Herbicides)
Milled by: Cuatro M Cafes at Beneficio El Manzano
Wet Mill Process: Cherries ran through a mechanical syphon to rinse and remove Flotters
Process: Natural (Non Pulped)
Drying process: Raised bed for 13 days
Month of Harvest: December/February 2018
Farm extension: 89 Hectares
Farm Total Output: 2600 69Kg bags
Social Media: @cuatromcafes
It was founded in 1872 by Mr. Cornelio Lemus great-grandfather of Margarita Lucia Díaz de López, and has remained in the family for five generations. In 2004 Margarita’s son Emilio Lopez Diaz began overseeing and managing El Manzano. Originally planted with Red Bourbon, El Manzano has gone through mayor renovation in the last few years after the rust hit the farm. In 2012 the Pacas and Pacamara cultivars were introduced to the farm, then in 2014 the Caturra variety, and in 2015 the SL-34. In 2016 and 2017 the renewals continued by adding Yellow Catuaí and Ethiopia Heirloom varietals which soon will also shine and be part of the repertoire of cultivars at El Manzano.
The milling was all done at Beneficio El Manzano, a state of the art facility located within the farm. The capacity of the mill is of about 600 Tons of green exportable coffee mainly comprised of high end specialty coffees, with focused on Natural, honey and fully washed processes. The mill is also used by different institutions and entities, like CQI to deliver the newly launched Q-Processing Courses; and also by Pinhalense milling equipment manufacturer to test and develop new equipment focused on high end quality coffees.
Finca La Cumbre and Beneficio El Manzano are fully ran and managed by a completely vertically integrated coffee group called Cuatro M Cafes which has operations in El Salvador, the United States, and Brazil. These operations include brand names like Finca Ayutepeque, Fazenda Santana, Topeca Coffee, Odyssey Coffees, to name a few.
|Farm Name||El Manzano|
|Farmer/Rep.||Margarita Lucia Diaz De Lopez|
|Altitude||1300 – 1500 masl|
|Program||El Salvador 2018|
|Aroma/Flavor||Meyer lemon, bergamot, golden currant, jasmine, caramel, roses, tropical fruits, sugarcane, berry, spice|
|Acidity||Refined, transparent, complex, bright, crisp, structured|
|Other||Smooth, silky, velvety, bright, exotic|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||198.42|