Montenegro farm came to Oscar as part of a legacy his family left him. At the beginning, Montenegro was just a piece of land that he turned into what it is today, a cup of excellence winner. He began planting coffee in 1998 as a brand new coffee producer. Oscar is a well diversified farmer, a real agricultural entrepreneur, he owns a chicken and pig farm and some cattle, from which he produces eggs, meat, cheese and cream. Oscar is a local leader, he is president of Cooperativa Cafetapan which gathers nearly 20 members and produces nearly 400 bags annually. There are about 10 people working on the farm permanently. The lot of COE winning coffee was picked and processed the same day in the Coop's mill. Oscar feels very proud for having won 5th place, he believes his coffee is excellent because of three reasons: Altitude, good cultural practices and careful harvest. One of his goals after winning is to reinvest part of the premium into the farm, workers and community. He is currently working on a social assistance project, consisting on building a health clinic.
Other Crops: Cattle, Piggery, chicken farm
Average Annual Rainfall: 1,850 mm
Average Temperature: 18 ºC
Type of Soil: Rocky-Sandy loam
Type of Shade: Ingas, Encino, oaks, and other mountain trees
Annual Production: 38 bags (60kg)
Mill and company where lot was process: Cooperativa Cafetapan - PROEXCAFE de RL
Latitude: N 14º 19' 34.9"
Longitude: W 89º 19' 10.3"
|Size (30kg boxes)
|El Salvador 2006
|Coffee Growing Area
|Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea Company