||El Salvador Finca Santa Barbara Cup of Excellence 2010-2011
Finca Santa Barbara is located in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, specifically in Cerro Las Ranas. The average elevation of the farm is 1,400 meters above sea level. Santa Barbara extends to 30 manzanas, equivalent to 23 hectares, of Bourbon coffee owned by Miguel Armando and his family. The rest of the property consists of 8 manzanas, equivalent to 5 hectares, of virgin, native canopy forest, which reaches an altitude of 1,850 meters above sea level. At the very top of the mountain, where this canopy forest is located, there is an extinct crater of an ancient volcano. The crater is now a lagoon in which wild frogs thrive, giving the mountain its name, Las Ranas.
Miguel's objective is to find a balance between the managing of the plantation with modern techniques and a sustainable system that is good for the environment.
In the cup expect chocolate smoothness, sweetness that has an amazing mouthfeel which is the main pillar in this coffee, creamy and smooth with a sweet aftertaste.
Farm:Finca Santa Barbara
Location: Cerro las Ranas, Santa Ana
Farmer: COEXCA, S.A. De C.V.
City: Santa Ana
Coffee varieties: Bourbon
Type of Shade: Ingas
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,000 mm
Type of Soil: Loan - volcanic
Farm Size: 30.00 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 30.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1300 masl
Processing System: Washed
Annual Production: 600 bags, of 69 Kg each
Mill and company where lot was process: Piedra Grande
Fauna: Wild life there is abundant, with native species and migratory birds. There you will find white tail deer, ocelots, among other animals.
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