El Salvador, Las Nubes

Finca Las Nubes

CERTIFIED ORGANIC & DIRECT TRADE
RELATIONSHIP COFFEE

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Katie and Don Ernesto

I had the pleasure of meeting Don Ernesto Lima, farmer of Las Nubes (The Clouds). Las Nubes is a large farm spanning over 1500 acres at elevations 1150-1800 meters above sea level. In addition, it is biologically diverse with at least 8 cultivars of coffee mixed in with over 72 acres of unfarmed land. The farm has overcome the devastation from the Ilamatepec Volcano eruption in 2005 and is now in the process of fighting roya (coffee rust). Today, the farm workers are in the process of mass lot plantings of the roya resistant cultivar Castillo.

Dark Roast: Full body, sweet, English Toffee, lemon zest notes.

Country: El Salvador
Region: Santa Ana-ILAMATEPEC
Co-op: CUZCACHAPA
Farmer: Ernesto Lima
Varieties: Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon, Orange Bourbon, Pacamara, Catuai, Caturra, Castillo, Pacas
Altitude: 1500m-1850m asl
Process: Micro-Milled, Semi-Washed, Dried on Raised Beds

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In 2015 the planting of rust-resistant trees was in full-force at Finca Las Nubes. Trees included are Dwarf-Borbón, Geisha, Red Borbón, Yellow Borbón, Pacamara, Castillo and San Pacho.