Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: March, 2020
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Grower (Pending)Farm: Finca San Antonio Amatepec Producers: Karla Boza and Carlos Boza Farm size: 70 hectares Location: City of San Salvador (next to the Ilopango Lake), San Salvador Department, Apaneca-Illamatepec Mountain Range Altitude: 900 to 1300 m Harvest season: November to February Annual production: 160 bags Cultivated varieties: Red Bourbon, Pacas, Tabi, Coscatleco, Maragogipe, Costa Rica 95, Marsellesa, Yellow Icatu Finca San Antonio Amatepec has been in our family since 1970. My father Carlos Boza currently lives at the farm facing the beautiful Ilopango lake and surrounded by pine trees he planted himself - he has a small nursery and plants new trees every year. He is managing the farm with help from my sisters and me, all involved in different aspects of the business. My sisters and I grew up at the farm, but we were not directly involved until 4 years ago. Back then, we were selling cherries to a mill and didn't know what happened to our coffee after that. They used to tell us our coffee was of poor quality and had to be blended to sell. As we didn't cup, that is what we believed. This changed when we were invited to a Rainforest Alliance breakfast (we are RFA certified) 4 years ago. They served a coffee from our farm during the breakfast and I happened to sit next to the Q Grader that chose the coffee for the event. She was very excited about our coffee and was the first person to say it was high quality. That was an eye-opener. After this, I started googling the name of our farm and found it on the websites and Instagram accounts of a few specialty roasters as a single origin. My father's name was on their coffee bags and our story was there too. We contacted the exporter and they refused to admit our coffee was not being blended and were worth a better price. That made us so angry! This was what motivated me to join the work at the farm with my father. I discussed selling coffee directly with him and started messaging roasters. I didn't even know how to send samples... We were lucky to find roasters with whom we identified and that believed in us. We have been selling directly ever since and improving our agricultural practices and processing standards. We process naturals and honeys ourselves at the farm.
"We have been working with the Boza’s for nearly two years. Over the past couple of years, we have enjoyed swapping stories with each other, participating in industry talks and even meeting up in person. We love the coffee and Karla and her family are very open to answering any questions we may have about what happens at the farm level. The Boza’s are a pleasure to do business with and we look forward to it for many years to come."
Finca San Antonio Amatepec & Finca San José are urban coffee farms located in San Salvador, El Salvador. We've been operating since 1970 and focus on specialty coffee production through sustainable methods. We're certified by Rainforest Alliance, are members of the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA) and the Denomination of Origin Bálsamo Quezaltepec.
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