The coffee story


Farm: Finca Monte Verde 
Producers: Hilda Morena Valdez de Contreras and Rene Contreras 
Farm size: 35 hectares 
Location: Monte Verde town (next to El Chingo volcano), Santa Ana department, El Salvador, Apaneca-Illamatepec 
Mountain Range Altitude: 1100 - 1250 m 
Soil: Alluvial clay loam 
Harvest season: November to February 
Average yearly rainfall: 1400 - 1600 ml 
Average temperatures: 15C - 30C 
Average age of trees: 3 - 30 years old 
Cultivated varieties: Red and Yellow Bourbon, Pacas, Anacafé-14 
Monte Verde is one of my family's farms and it is managed by my mom Hilda and my father Renee Contreras.  The farm has been in my family since the days of my great-grandfather, a Guatemalan sugar cane producer who came to El Salvador in the late 1800s to marry my great-grandmother, a coffee producer.  We process all the coffees from our farms in wet mill inside Monverde farm focusing on micro-lots.  As a company, we invest in social projects and education at El Paste school. We organize free medical care days to provide appointments to the workers and supply them monthly bags with basic food items. 

The process

Ripe cherrys are manual pick and sort for processing, coffee is depulp and keep in fermentation tank for 36 hours and later wash, after 15 days coffee drying in raise bed is measured and store with 11% humidity.
SV-133-202012 Past harvest

Monteverde washed - red bourbon

  • $6.0628 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
El Salvador
Variety
Red Bourbon
Process type
Fully washed
Altitude range
1100m - 1300m
Harvest period
December, 2020 - March, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
84.5 points
There are no shared shipments for this coffee
For large orders, you can request a shipment and we would be happy to organise a custom shipment for you
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Shared shipments unavailable
  • Custom shipments unavailable
  • Doorstep delivery unavailable
    We are unable to arrange delivery to your roastery
Produced & offered by Los Cipreses Farm
  • El Salvador
  • Single farm
  • 1 sales on Algrano
  • 1 Average orders per roaster
  • 1 Roaster relationships
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It has been more than 100 years since 5 generations of coffee farmers of the Contreras and Pimentel family began coffee cultivation in Monte Verde in 1915, close to El Chingo volcano in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Yesterday as today, we continue harvesting the best fruits of the arabic variety of Bourbon and Pacas, which are submitted in washing processes, honey and natural to highlight its citrus and floral flavors, chocolate in a clean cup, great fragrance and natural sweetness. In this century Contreras Valdez family has a collection of medium and small farmers who sell their products in the domestic and international markets, with the seal of excellence and good agricultural and manufacturing practices, that our customers demand without neglecting sustainability, environment and the corporate social responsibility of its employees.

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The coffee story


Farm: Finca Monte Verde 
Producers: Hilda Morena Valdez de Contreras and Rene Contreras 
Farm size: 35 hectares 
Location: Monte Verde town (next to El Chingo volcano), Santa Ana department, El Salvador, Apaneca-Illamatepec 
Mountain Range Altitude: 1100 - 1250 m 
Soil: Alluvial clay loam 
Harvest season: November to February 
Average yearly rainfall: 1400 - 1600 ml 
Average temperatures: 15C - 30C 
Average age of trees: 3 - 30 years old 
Cultivated varieties: Red and Yellow Bourbon, Pacas, Anacafé-14 
Monte Verde is one of my family's farms and it is managed by my mom Hilda and my father Renee Contreras.  The farm has been in my family since the days of my great-grandfather, a Guatemalan sugar cane producer who came to El Salvador in the late 1800s to marry my great-grandmother, a coffee producer.  We process all the coffees from our farms in wet mill inside Monverde farm focusing on micro-lots.  As a company, we invest in social projects and education at El Paste school. We organize free medical care days to provide appointments to the workers and supply them monthly bags with basic food items. 

The process

Ripe cherrys are manual pick and sort for processing, coffee is depulp and keep in fermentation tank for 36 hours and later wash, after 15 days coffee drying in raise bed is measured and store with 11% humidity.
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: March, 2021
Los Cipreses Farm
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
84.5
Seller (Pending)
86.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Raspberry, Plum, Dark berries, Dark chocolate, Black currant
Seller (Pending)
Floral, Citrus fruit, Plum, Red berries
Quality comment
Algrano
Fruity, mostly on red and dark berries side, with high citric acidity and medium body.
Seller (Pending)
Lots of dried fruit and plum in the nose. Smooth and sweet, with lingering, toffee-like aftertaste, complex and well balanced. The body is medium and silky, acidity is citric of medium intensity.
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Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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