Two Oceans : El Salvador : Apaneca Ilamatepec : Atiquizaya
La Esmeralda Farm
The family's happiest memories reside among coffee trees.
La Esmeralda coffee farm detail by detail
How each green coffee bean is cultivated, processed and harvested at La Esmeralda Farm
La Esmeralda farm, owned by Don José Antonio Salaverria, is located near the town of Atiquizaya in the coffee growing region of Apaneca – Ilamatepec, in the district of Atiquizaya.
The coffees grow under native shade provided by the trees on the farm, at an altitude between 1,100 and 1,200 meters above sea level.
With a total area of 35 hectares, all hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of coffee by the Salaverria family.
Crop data at the farm
The varitals planted on the farm are Bourbon, Catuaí and Sarchimor.
The average age of the coffee trees is 25 years.
Coffee trees develop in sandy and volcanic soils.
Rainfall is the irrigation system used by the Salaverria family on their farm.
The type of cultivation on the farm is under native shade, managed through selective logging, traditional pruning and manualfruit picking.
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Coffees produced at La Esmeralda farm by Andres Salaverria and his team
All the coffees produced by Andres Salaverria are carefully processed in its production chain where the Brix measurements from the tree are taken into account to ensure that the coffee is 100% ripe, the harvesting of the selected coffee, its traceable process by variety, lot or any other distinctive feature, and the care in the fermentation or any other specific process of each lot, always taking care of the drying and storage of the coffee.
Producer Andrés Salaverria
“Passion for coffee”.
Since I was a child, I have had a passion for coffee growing.
I like challenges and coffee growing presents strong challenges, it is worthwhile to work and always try to innovate new things, I also like to work with the social and ecological components around coffee growing.
I am the fifth generation of coffee growers in my family, and I have been involved in coffee growing for eleven years.
Farms managed by father and son, Don José Antonio and Andrés Salaverria, both have always complemented each other very well in their responsibilities and work on the farms, with the clear objective of diversifying their coffees and keeping up to date with the most advanced processes occurring in other countries and carrying them out with their coffees, in addition to their own experimentations.