Los Cipreses Farm
Los Cipreses Farm

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SV-68-201912 • Past harvest

Finca Monte Verde Yellow Bourbon Natural

  • Conventional (no certification): $6.8564 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: El Salvador
  • Variety: Yellow Bourbon
  • Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
  • Grower's cupping score (SCA): 86.0 points
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Cupped: March, 2020
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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 5 farms and it is managed by my mom Hilda and my father Renee Contreras. My husband German and I, also Hilda, manage another farm named San Rafael alongside marketing and exports for the family. We also have other jobs: I am a doctor and German is a systems engineer. 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. As my father likes to say, the first generation started a love story with coffee that remains even now with my kids, who will be the 5th generation. My family never stopped evolving in coffee. The second generation, my grandparents, introduced the use of fertilizers to increase production levels. They didn't have to worry about leaf rust or anthracnosis back then, so didn't have to use pesticides. My grandparents grew the farm's volumes and managed to send all their 6 kids to university.  The third generation, my parents, already combined other careers with coffee production. My dad worked for the government for many years but never left the farm aside. His brothers and sisters are also all involved in coffee. They learned from the previous generation but also introduced new varieties to the farms and built their own processing facility. My father later built a new mill for our farms focusing on micro-lots. My brother, two sisters and I are the fourth generation in coffee. We all have other jobs and found our own way to continue working at the farms. We take care of the commercial side and have been exporting directly for 5 years now. We also invest in quality control and new processing methods. We have acquired raised beds to dry our naturals and tanks for anaerobic fermentation. 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. We do some fun stuff too. We have taken the workers on family trips to the Metalío beach in Sonsonate and also to the Metapan lake!
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Los Cipreses Farm

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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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