As own label coffee roasters we come across all sorts of wonderful coffee's. This one also comes with a success story attached to the farmer.
It will be arriving this week!
FINCA SAN ANTONIO AMATEPEQUE
Finca San Antonio Amatepec was founded in 1970 purchasing 35 manzanas (24.5 hectares). The land was dedicated to grow Jaragua grass for cattle and only had two trees, one Zapote tree and a Hawthorn tree. In that year Mr. Carlos Antonio Boza Dreyfus owner of the farm, decided to turn this land into a coffee farm, he began to plant it with the Bourbon Elite varietal. In the next years to come, he continue buying more neighboring land and planting more Bourbon and Pacas. Now a day Finca San Antonio Amatepec totalize an area of 150 mz (105 hectares)
Located in el Cerro San Jacinto, just in the border of San Salvador, Finca San Antonio Amatepec is a unique place with luxuriant Forrest of pine trees and Inga’s, have a very harmonious climate to grow coffee. In the mountain house at the top of the mountain the farm has one of the most impressive views of the Ilopango Lake and the eastern part of San Salvador city, I have ever seen.
The farm has been Rainforest Certified since 2009 with a very high compliance score (91.01%, 94.25%, 97.62% and in the year 2013 it scored 98.12%. Their social and environmental policy, their workers treatment and the excellent relationship with the local communities, confirms that this farm is one of the most progressive farms in El Salvador.
The farm hires a total of 50 workers during the raining season, investing lots of time and efforts training the workers in sustainable and environmental friendly practices.
During harvest more than 90 workers do their best job in picking and selecting the best beans to maintain the best quality, all this work is recognize by paying 25% more than other farms in the neighborhood.
This is the first year that this farm is completely processed in Beneficio Tuxpal, were a full traceability and best processing practices take place.