Ana Sylvia Schonenberg is a woman dedicated to producing high quality coffee for the last few years, her objective is to seize the opportunity of her farms conditions to obtain a competitive product that catches the attention and appreciation from connoisseurs around the world. Ana Sylvia inherited San Isidro farm from her father Don Juan Federico Schonenberg Silva, a well known coffee grower and miller around the Tecapa-Chinameca Mountain Range area. San Isidro is located at over 1,300 meters above sea level at Canton San Juan, which is very near to the colorful town of Alegria, Usulutan. This farm has been cultivated with Bourbón variety since its beginnings back in 1960. The lot selected to participate in this event was chosen from Plot #2, because its 100% Bourbón, grown at 1,300 meters above sea level. Ana Sylvia waited for the optimum ripeness moment and guided the pickers to select the best beans, and even then, at the end of the working day they sorted the coffee to take out the over-ripe, dried, green and defective ones. To get the pickers motivated to do this labor, they were paid over the industry standards. All coffee picked was delivered that same day to the mill. Ana Sylvia thinks the reason why San Isidro was given this award was the hard and passionate work of all the people involved in the picking and processing of the coffee, this is why she hopes to be able to improve the quality of life for these people. She is constantly working on improvements to the water supply, electricity and homing conditions for the people that live in the farm. She is also working on getting certified by Rain Forest Alliance this year.
Coffee varieties: Bourbón
Type of Shade: Ingas: Pepeto, Copalchi, etc.
Average Annual Rainfall: 1,800 mm
Average Temperature: 18º C
Type of Soil: Sandy loam
Annual Production: (60kg) 766 bags
Mill and company where lot was process: Santa Teresa / Volcan Irazu, S.A. de C.V.
Other crops: Frutal crops
Fauna: rabbits, guatuzas, armadillos, birds: sparrows, white winged doves, sharas, etc.
Latitude: 13° 29 57.29 N
Longitude: 88°29 16.72 W
|Ana Sylvia Elizabeth Schonenberg
|Size (30kg boxes)
|Tecapa-Chinameca Mountain Range
|El Salvador 2008
|Washed Sun dried
|Coffee Growing Area
|Royal Coffee NY, Coffee Depot, Coffee Labs