Peña Redonda Farm is located in La Palma Municipality, in the north zone of Chalatenango District. This farm has an area of 8 hectares with a height between 1400-1500 meters over the sea level, is very rough and rocky. The coffee cultivation are three varieties and planted five years ago, 2 ½ acres of Pacamara, 4 Pacas and ½ acre of Bourbón and the rest of the land is forest where most predominant tree is the diquidambar.
Peña Redonda’s name is derived from a large rock that is located on that farm over a length of 180 meters and 60 meters.
What was the secret to winning the competition?
• For the good treatment we give to the farm. • Hard work and effort in the process of growing • Collaboration of employees.
How does it feel to be a winner?
• Well, I am happy to be one of the best producers of coffee excellence. • Motivated and committed to continue to improve.
What do you think of the Cup of Excellence?
• It is beneficial to the farmer household economy and employees • Allows himself known internationally good coffee production in the country.
• The family consists of 9 members, 7 brothers and my parents, don’t have children and most time
|Farm Name||Peña Redonda|
|Farmer/Rep.||Carlos Mauricio Lemus Landaverde|
|Size (30kg boxes)||37|
|Program||El Salvador 2013|
|Aroma/Flavor||water melon, honey, spice, dark chocolate, cider, salted caramel, red apple, orange, cherries, muscatel|
|Acidity||citric, bright, complex, crisp|
|Other||Body: silky, round, and creamy|
|Coffee Growing Area||7.04 hectares|
|Farm Size||8.45 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2400|
|High bidders||LAF/Almacielo, Roasting House, Coffee Radio|