El Salvador Finca Colomba
Roast Type: Light+
Country: El Salvador
Region: Chalchuapa, Santa Ana Department
Farm: FInca Colomba
Process: Natural ( Anaerobic)
Altitude: 1500 m.a.s.l.
Notes: Ripped cherry, wine, sugar cane, berries
Description:Freshly picked cherries are delivered to the wet mill where they are stored in a limited oxygen environment inside of sealed grainpro bags for 36 hours before being rinsed and laid out to dry under shade on raised beds.
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.