||El Salvador Finca Las Victorias
||Department of AhuchapÃ¡n
||Cup of Excellence 2006
Finca Las Victorias was acquired in 1986 by Sociedad de Operaciones Multiples S.A de C.V. owned by José Alfonso Borja Lagos and Norma Borja de Lagos. The Borja lineage has been recognized for being coffee growers for over 80 years. This farm is located in Cantón Suntecumat, Department of Ahuchapán in the northwest side of the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range.
For four years now, the farm has been managed by the company Jose Antonio Salaverría y Co. (Jasal) and the agricultural manager in charge is Yohalmo Diaz who supervises all cultural practices done at the farm throughout the year: selective pruning, weed control, etc. Identified with the social responsibility, the Borja helps out their community school.
The lot picked for COE this year is part of the Gourmet program from Jasal, which means 100% ripe beans and 0% green beans. Depulped and processed with clean water and sun dried in patios.
This farm has been participating in COE for 2 years being this one the first year that the farm will go to the auction. With the premium prices from the auction, they hope to be able to reinvest back a bigger share in the farm and their community. The Borja family is thrilled that their farm quality is recognised internationally, they feel it is due to the special microclimate, diverse vegetation and abundant fresh pure water within the farm.
In the cup expect a bright creamy acidity, that grows in the mouth and is full of blackcurrant and caramel. The after taste grows and is a fantastic example of the fine coffee El Salvador continues to produce. Don't let it being lot 19 fool you into this isn't a great coffee. On the cupping table this was only second to number one and worked out to be the joint 9th highest priced coffee in the auction.
Farm: Las Victorias
Farmer: Operaciones Múltiples, S.A. de C.V.
Farm Size: 29.40 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 28.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1300 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Pacas
Processing System: Washed
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,600 mm
Average Temperature: 24ºC
Type of Soil: Clayish loam
Type of Shade: Balsam, cedars, ingas, zapote and pine trees
Mill and company where lot was process: Beneficio El Molino, JASAL
Latitude: 13º 53' 01.9" Longitude: 89º 47' 45.4"
International Jury Score: 85.59
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