Cup Profile: Notes of hazelnut, tropical fruits, honey, yellow fruits and lemon. A well balanced experimental funky natural Kenyan SL28 microlot
Farm – Finca Manzano Owner – Emilio Lopez Altitude – 1500 m Region – Apaneca | Ilamatepec, El Salvador Process – Natural Variety – SL28
This microlot comes from Emilio's flagship farm, El Manzano. The Beneficio is installed directly on the farm which allows a treatment of cherries ultra fast to keep all their freshness. Emilio only selected cherries of the SL28 variety to prepare this microlot natural processed.
Located 16 km from the city and volcano of Santa Ana, also called Ilamatepec in Nahuatl (an Uto-Aztecan language), El Manzano is the company’s main farm and is where it has set up its mill. El Manzano is situated in a volcanic terroir at an altitude of between 1,300 and 1,550 metres and covers 75 hectares. It belongs to Margarita Diaz de Lopez, the great-granddaughter of its founder, Cornelius Lemus. 90% of the farm is planted with Red Bourbon, but additional plots are planted with Pacamara, Yellow Bourbon, Typica and Kenya.
Emilio Lopez, a producer passionate about his work and in permanent search of perfection, both at his farm and in the cup. He describes his way of working as non-traditional and likes to think outside the box. Cuatro M produces, processes and exports not only its own coffees, but also coffees from neighbouring farms. Emilio has managed Cuatro M since 2001. It is a company with a long history of coffee production. Emilio belongs to a sixth generation of coffee farmers. When he took over the management of the family farms, he wanted above all to create a new company, unique in El Salvador. In 2005, Emilio and his team set up the mill (beneficio) at the El Manzano farm. Today he owns one of the most beautiful production facilities in Central America and can process his coffees using a variety of methods, always with great precision and the same objective: to achieve perfection! He lives by three key values, which are quality, consistency and innovation.