El Salvador Finca Nejapa Roma Yellow Caturra Pulped Natural 2014

Summary

Bean name El Salvador Finca Nejapa Roma Yellow Caturra Pulped Natural 2014
Country El Salvador
Region Ahuachapan
Other info Varietal: Yellow Caturra

Description

Nejapa farm is owned by Gloria Rodriguez from San Jose Fame, this is the first time we have been able to secure this coffee and were very excited to share it with you.

The far was inherited by Gloria’s father, José María Rodríguez Herrera in the 50’s, by that time the property was only devoted to cattle for milking purposes, and it was José Maria who started growing coffee of the Bourbon variety, and little by little he noticed coffee was extremely productive on that area. Nejapa farm has 18.2 hectares of which 6.3 hectares are grown to coffee, divided in 3 plots Los Vientos 2.1 Ha, Santa Marta 1.4 Ha. and Roma (where this coffee is from) 2.8 Ha.

Nejapa farm has also 7 hectares reforested with cedar trees of approximately 10 years old. The farm also has a diversity of shade trees, which helps maintain and preserve both the soil conditions and a wide variety of birds and small mammals that can be seen even in that region. This farm is on the slopes of the Laguna de Las Ninfas (Water lilies lagoon) with a spectacular sight over the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, including the impressive Itzalco volcano, and even the Pacific Ocean, and Port of Acajutla. Every year, Gloria establishes nurseries with selected seeds, giving special care to it and keeping her farm in good shape, balancing production and securing future crops.

NEJAPA - TABLON ROMA

Tablón Roma is located in the western side of Finca Nejapa that has belonged to the family over 4 generations, but was left unplated until 10 years ago, when Gloria obtained a loan through a local Investment Bank to redevelop and re plant this area. The variety chosen for this plot was Caturra, in those days it was in vogue planting this short-size producing tree with good yields needed to repay the loan, gladly variety and terroir combination resulted in great quality coffee as well.

The name ROMA was selected by combining the first to letters of her 2 children, Roberto and María Jose. This farm was awarded in El Salvador Cup of Excellence in 2008 and 2009.

Gloria works under strict specialty coffee standards such as fully ripe cherries harvest, careful milling, appreciative pruning, etc., while she is blessed by amazing coffee terroir conditions such as altitude, sandy loam soils and rich in organic matter, among others. Coffee pickers are selected from her staff based on their experience and passion, and their understanding on the requirements to obtain high quality coffee. She supervised the whole process directly with the support of Antonio Avelino, her farm foreman.

This is the yellow Caturra varietal and is a pulped natural process.

In the cup this has the same delicious chocolate as the Red Caturra lot but this is sweeter, more milk chocolate. The cherry is also still there but joined by a black grape acidity that's really delicious.

Farm: Nejapa
Tablon: Roma
?Farmer: Gloria Rodriguze
City: Ataco
Region: Ahuachapan?
Country: El Salvador?
Farm size: 18.2 hectares?
Coffee growing area: 6.3 hectares?
Tablon Size: 2.8 hectares
Altitude: 1,470-1,570 m.a.s.l.?
Variety: Yellow Caturra
Processing system: Washed

Roasting Information
This one is great at medium roast to medium dark. Anywhere after first crack and around into first pops of second.

"Quick Look" Guide
Sweet, milk chocolate, creamy, black grape, cherry.

Good filter?
Yes

Good espresso?
Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 89

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