Santa Teresa Nicolas Mountain was bought 3 years ago, by the time that Nicolas, first grandson of Marcos and Teresa born, the farm has 4.2 hectares and neighbors with Santa Teresa III. One of the main virtues of this farm is its near location to Ahuachapan city, less than one kilometer from it and 500 meters away from the Santa Teresa touristic project, which consist on several spring water pools. This coffee was processed at Santa Teresa mill, washed with warm mineral spring water at the geothermal mill called Santa Teresa, also property of the Batres Family. Santa Teresa mill won the 2003 National Environmental Award in the Category of Entrepreneurial Efforts for the use of Geothermal Energy and the 2006 Central America Award to Environmental Innovation. In 2007, Nicolas Mountain won 3rd place at the Rainforest Alliance quality competition. Organic practices are performed on this farm, organic fertilization is done 5 times plus the usage of coffee pulp, weed control is performed strictly by hand, and Izote barriers are used to control erosion. Harvest time happens between January and February. Medical care and salaries above the industry standard are offered to their workers.
Location: Canton El Barro, Ahuachapan
Coffee varieties: Pacamara
Type of Shade: Pepeto, cuje, etc.
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,000 mm
Average Temperature: 22º C
Type of Soil: Clayish
Annual Production: (60kg) 190 bags
Mill and company where lot was process: Santa Teresa Mill
Fauna: various mammals and birds.
Latitude: 13° 54 15.57 N
Longitude: 89° 49 18.75 W
|Farm Name||Santa Teresa IV, Nicolas Mountain|
|Farmer/Rep.||Marco Antonio Batres, Teresa Eugenia Giammattei y Cia.|
|Size (30kg boxes)||14|
|Program||El Salvador 2008|
|Processing system||Washed Sun dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||4.2|
|High bidders||Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters, 49th Parallel Roasters Inc, Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, Ecco Caffe, Transcend Coffee, Café Imports, Coffee Roasters of New Orleans|