Where Coffee Touches the Sky Coffee from this farm is the expression of over a hundred years of family pride and tradition. It began with Rodolfos great grandfather, Luigi Risso, an immigrant from Geneve, Italy, began to harvest coffee in the 1890s. In 1901, he exported 1,000 bags to Trieste for the first time. His son-in-law, Rodolfo Ruffatti, carried on this coffee tradition originally from Turin, Italy, along with his sons Arnoldo and Aldo. In 1938, they purchased and planted land nestled in the highlands of the Apaneca-Lamatepec mountain range, and named it Finca El Salvador . Today, Rodolfo Ruffatti, the fourth generation coffee grower, manages the farm. It is composed of Bourbón coffee trees in two colors, red and hidden yellow under a canopy of shade trees. Its rich volcanic soils, generous rainfall levels, and temperature conditions combined with the traditional practices of the field, allow this farm to produce an exquisite highland coffee. The El Salvador estate envelops 70 hectares, and 7 hectares are filled with a wildlife reserve. Throughout the year, it provides jobs for 35 people and 200 are employed during harvest time. The average age of trees is 20 years old. There are three blossomings that occur between April and May.
|Farm Name||El Salvador|
|Farmer/Rep.||Salvador Rodolfo Alessandro Ruffatti Paz|
|Size (30kg boxes)||21|
|Program||El Salvador 2005|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||63|
|High bidders||Arab Coffee ,Tashiro Coffee & Asahi Coffee|