El Salvador Finca Colomba Caturra Natural

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  • Country: El Salvador

    Region: Chalchuapa, Santa Ana Department

    Farm: Finca Colomba

    Farmer/Grower: Mario Valiente / José “Fofo” Adolfo


    Processing: Natural

    Altitude: 1500 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 11.5 % 

    Density: 1.15 g/ml

    Harvest Date: February, 2021

    Arrival Date: August, 2021

    Grade: SHG

    Marks: 009-0334-0002-S24

    SCA Cupping Score: 85.5

  • Tropical fragrance and aroma, coconut, tropical fruits, guava, grape, milk chocolate, orange acidity, heavy body, clean finish.
  • This coffee is a very typical natural from El Salvador. Lots of tropical fruit
    notes that come out best in the lighter roast range. Medium roasts will see more milk chocolate and dark fruit notes. Would make a great single origin espresso or even boost a blend!

About the coffee:

Finca Colomba has been in the Adolfo family for 3 generations. In 1949, Adolfo McEntee inherited two properties from his family in the Cordillera de Llamatepec, on the slopes of the Santa Ana Volcano. At this time, Don Adolfo began planting Bourbon coffee trees at Finca Colomba and Finca San Francisco. Don Adolfo’s son, José Adolfo MCentee Batlle inherited the farms and continued the legacy before passing down to his son “Fofo”

After having been kidnapped twice during the civil war throughout the country, José Adolfo emigrated to Miami with his son and left the management of the farm to Mario Valiente, owner of Finca Calera. In 2014, Mario Valiente built Colomba’s dry mill so the farm has direct control over every step of the process from farm to export. Great care is taken preparing each coffee for exporting and 10 women, who are heads of their households, oversee the final quality check through manual sorting. Finca Colomba grows Yellow Caturra, Red Caturra, Sanpacho, Gesha, Pacas, Cuscatleco, Red Bourbon, Pink Bourbon and some Kenyan varieties were recently planted. The rich volcanic soil and elevations over 1,500 meters above sea level, come together for ideal growing conditions.

Mario Valiente implements multiple processing methods at the wet mill including carbonic macerated and anaerobic fermented naturals, traditional naturals, honey, fully washed, semi-washed and more. Each process is tasted and stored according to the cupping result. The farm permanently employs 80 people and up to 210 people from nearby towns during the picking season. Aware of the need in the surrounding communities, Finca Colomba supports schools in the area, hosts medical conferences to provide accessible healthcare and distributes toys to children during the Christmas season.

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