1. BulletFinca El Manzano

FARM: EL MANZANO

OWNER: MARGARITA DIAZ DE LOPEZ

LOCATION: Santa Ana, ES

YIELD: 350,000 Lbs

AREA: 70 Hectares

ALTITUDE: 1,300-1,550 m

GRADE: SHG

Where to find El Manzano Coffee


  1. 1.topecacoffee.com

  2. 2.atlascoffee.com

  3. 3.cupofexcellence.org

VARIETIES: BOURBON, PACAMARA, TYPICA,

YELLOW BOURBON,

KENYA

CERTIFICATIONS:

Rainforest Alliance

AWARDS: COE 2006, COE National Jury Finalist 2009

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Established in 1872 by Cornelio Lemus, this Strictly High Grown (SHG) plantation is located ten miles southwest of the city of Santa Ana, in Las Cruces County, in western El Salvador. This plantation is now owned by Margarita Diaz de Lopez, great granddaughter of the founder.

This medium size plantation has an area of 70 Hectares or 173 Acres and is also the home of our coffee Mill.

Altitude: Located on the slopes of the Santa Ana volcano, this plantation has an elevation from 1,300 to 1,550 mts above sea level.


Soil: These rich volcanic slopes, have been supplied by ash and rich nutrients from the volcano of Santa Ana for millennia.

Climate: With its high elevation in El Salvador’s Mountains, El Manzano’s climate ranges from foggy and humid during the April to October winter season with temperatures from 17-33C (62-91 F) to dry and cool 7-22C (44-72F), during November to March summer season.

Varieties:
El Manzano was originally planted with one hundred percent Typica. Because of its low yield it was substituted for the Bourbon variety in the 1950s. Since 2004 new varieties have been added to these fields. About ninety percent remains exclusively the Bourbon variety but certain, well separated areas have been designated to other varieties like: Pacamara, Yellow Bourbon, Typica, and Kenya.

Harvest Period: El Manzano normally begins its harvest during the first week of December and runs through the last week of March. Coffee’s flowering period is variable and dictates when the harvest begins and ends.


Production: El Manzano produces an average of 350,000 lbs, with a record crop of 580,000 lbs in 1995.

“This elegant coffee has consistently done very well in the Cup of Excellence® competitions, and features a dry, red apple acidity, a very crisp mouthfeel and refreshing finish”

- Atlas Coffee Importers

2006 Cup of Excellence Jury Notes

Top Jury Descriptions: great body (14), velvet smooth (8), sweet (11), gentle coffee (8), honey finish (3), lemon (4) balanced (8)