La Divina Providencia farm was acquired 9 years ago by Roberto Ulloa, fourth generation coffee grower, who transformed the farm from an abandoned condition to one of the most productive farms in the Palo de Campana micro region, which is located on the highest slopes near the crater of the Santa Ana volcano. The altitude range of the plantation goes from 1,550 msnm (meters above sea level) to 1,830 mals. The plantation is blessed with rich volcanic soils and a high organic matter that allows exceptional growing conditions and in combination with temperatures and relative moisture content the coffee produced gives and incomparable quality.
Tablon Bendicion 1. This portion of the plantation has approximately 25% Kenia Bourbon trees and 75% Tipica Red Bourbon. Since La Divina Providencia plantation was bought replanting activities are done mostly with Kenya Bourbon variety. Kenya Bourbon variety, was introduced many years ago to this micro region by one of the most respected Salvadorian growers in those days, after a trip to Africa.
La Divina Providencia has been managed under conventional practices but also uses organic inputs as fertilizers, coffee tree pruning is carried out by the traditional observation method and vegetative tissue is managed by multiple-stem method also known has Parra Sistem. Harvesting goes from January to April and due to the microclimatic conditions there is a slow maturing process.
Location: Cantón Palo de Campana, Volcano of Santa Ana.
Coffee varieties: Kenya Bourbon, Red Bourbon, Orange Bourbon and Pacamara.
Type of Shade: Ingas Sp., pepeto peludo, trompillo, copalchí, laurel, San Andrés, zapote, avocado, limoncillo, cedar, etc.
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,400 mm.
Average Temperature: 20º C.
Type of Soil: Sandy Clay loam.
Annual Production: 600 bags (69kg) for the 2014/2015 crop.
Mill and company where coffee lots were processed: Las Cruces Coffe Mill. Jasal, S.A de C.V
|Farm Name||Divina Providencia Tablon El Carmen|
|Farmer/Rep.||Roberto Samuel Ulloa Vilanova|
|Program||El Salvador 2018|
|Aroma/Flavor||Mango, peach, citrus, berry, dried apricot, honey, cinnamon, spice|
|Acidity||Citric, malic, bright|
|Other||Chewy, smooth, silky|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||724|