El Salvador - La Cumbre
Apple, Stone Fruit, Caramel, Cocoa, Honey, Black Tea
Origin: El Salvador, Ilamatepec
Producer: Emilio Lopez
Variety: Red Bourbon
Harvest: December-March Read more
Emilio Lopez is an experienced coffee producer as a sixth generation and owns the Ayutepegue, El Manzano, Santa Julia and El Naranjo plantations. In recent years, Emilio has experimented with various processing processes, different biotopes / breeding grounds and exceptional varieties.
When Emilio continued the family business, he wanted to distinguish himself in El Salvador. In 2005, he and his team built a new processing station (wet-dry mill) on the El Manzano plantation. It is a multifunctional station where all coffee processing processes can be applied and executed to perfection. This is currently seen as one of the best "mills" in Central America. El Manzano is Emilio's most important plantation. It is located 16 km from the city of Santa Ana, also called Ilamatepec in Nahuatl (Mayan language). El Manzano lies between 1200 and 1500 meters on volcanic soil, and has an area of 70 hectares. 90% of the plantation is planted with Red Bourbon and the rest with Pacamara, Yellow Bourbon, Typica and Kenya.
This coffee originated from a special project. The harvest of the higher part (1500 to 1600 m.) Of the plantation has been kept separate because of the possibly sweeter taste profile. Emilio has called this project '' La Cumbre '' (the top) because the coffee comes from the highest part of his plantation. We are impressed by the result!