Farm Name: LAS DELICIAS
Farmer/Rep.: CAFINO, S.A. DE C.V.
Country: El Salvador
City: SANTA ANA
Region: SANTA ANA
Program: El Salvador
Aroma/Flavor: Floral, watermelon, strawberry, peach, black currant, sugar, rum raisin, raspberry, jack fruit, whiskey, red current. Smooth round silky.
Acidity: Lasting acidity.
Other: Complex, complete, well balanced and long.
Processing system: Natural
Variety : PACAMARA, Kenya
Las Delicias Estate farm is located in the Ilamatepeq Mountain Range, in Canton Palo de Campana, one of the most emblematic areas for good quality Coffee from El Salvador . At the same time is one of the uppermost areas of Coffee growing in El Salvador .
The Cup of Excellence Lot comes from a plantation area which is planted with the PACAMARA and from other lot wich is SL-28 in a natural process, dried on African Beds for 28 days. The Beds were covered every day after the third day from 12:00 noon to 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon.
We decided to mix the varieties because they were really similar in densities.
The farm is worked all year round based on a “protocol ” which defines all the works that will be made on the farm, depending on strategic planning of the plantation. For example we define the work by its order, the shadow pruning method to use,the coffee pruning, the wind barriers pruning period, the renovation method defined for a 5 year period, the fertilization formulas depending on soil analysis, the cleaning strategy and all of the works involved on the farm.
Year founded:Established on the beginnings of the 1950’s, with an association of coffee an cypress.
Ownership: CAFINO SA de CV.
LOS APENINOS is an area of FINCA Las Delicias, Cup of Excellence winner in 2003.
The farm has been cultivated with coffee since the 1950’s with association of Flowers specially Callas and Bird of Paradise, because of climate conditions. CAFESCAL our sister Company, had been commercializing the coffee of this farm in the past years. The opportunity of buying the farm came in September 2014. So knowing the quality of coffee that the farm produces we decided to create a sister company and we did it. Know it is incorporated in the CAFESCAL Group which runs the farm and its process.