It is a property of 56 hectares of extension that were reforested in the year 2000 with coniferous forest. In the year 2006 14 hectares were planted with coffee. The planted forest was used as shade for coffee, and this is its second year of production.
The plantation was established with the mindset producing a coffee that could win the first place in the Cup of Excellence. For this reason a genetically improved Pacamara variety was selected to start this farm, and only the plants that showed dominace of Maragogype were planted. We selected the plot at the highest point in the farm to participate in the Cup of Excellence. This plot along with the rest of the farm was fertilized and harvested following the guidelines to produce a Gourmet coffee.
The milling process was carried out in a nearby farm owned by the same company where there is everything necessary for the wet milling. In the future our goal is to continue working closely as currently done, especially focusing in improving the fertilization programs and milling process until the quality of our coffee becomes the standard for the fist place of the Cup of Excellence.
The copetitive advantage of the company is the knwolege and experience of one of the owners and legal representative. He has not only been a professor at the University of El Salvador , and taught for 10 years coffee cultivation and processing, but has worked in the area since 1978. He also pioneered the establishment of the crop in the north of the country (Chalatenango).
|Farm Name||Santa Rosa|
|Farmer/Rep.||J. Raul Rivera S.A. de C.V.|
|Size (30kg boxes)||46|
|Program||El Salvador 2011|
|Aroma/Flavor||tangerine, black cherry, grapefruit, roses, dark fruits, blackberries, blackcurrant, hazelnut, dark chocolate, root beer|
|Other||perfect balance of sweetness and acidity|
|Coffee Growing Area||14 hectares|
|Farm Size||56 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||3042|
|High bidders||Tashiro Coffee Co.,Ltd|