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El Manzano - Bourbon
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Traceability: Farm
A coffee produced at a plantation combining a specific terroir anda producer’s unique know-how, expressing a history and a vision.
Quality
83+
Quantity
Very limited
Education points
50
Estate range
ESTATE
El Manzano - Bourbon
El Manzano
Ilamatepec
El Salvador
Producer
Emilio Lopez
Altitude
1500 m
Environment
Volcanic
Species
arabica
Varietal
Red bourbon
Harvest period
December to March
Harvest type
Manual
Process
Fully Washed
Drying
On patios for 7 to 10 days
Sensory profile
« A beautiful, soft, citric acidity and a full body. Chocolatey, lemony flavours with a caramel and hazelnut aftertaste. »
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THE ESTATE RANGE
Traceability: Farm
A coffee produced at a plantation combining a specific terroir and a producer’s unique know-how, expressing a history and a vision.
Quality
83+
Quantity
Very limited
Education points
50

ABOUT

This coffee comes from Emilio’s flagship El Manzano farm, which is planted with 90% Red Bourbon. The beneficio has been set up directly at the farm, allowing cherries to be processed extremely quickly to preserve all their freshness. This fully-washed Bourbon offers a cup that is well-balanced in terms of sweetness and acidity.

EL MANZANO

El Manzano is one of Emilio’s “flagship” farms. It is the same farm that we chose when we began importing Cuatro M coffees into Europe in 2012.

Located 16 km from the city and volcano of Santa Ana, also called Ilamatepec in Nahuatl (an Uto-Aztecan language), El Manzano is the company’s main farm and is where it has set up its mill.

El Manzano is situated in a volcanic terroir at an altitude of between 1,300 and 1,550 metres and covers 75 hectares. It belongs to Margarita Diaz de Lopez, the great-granddaughter of its founder, Cornelius Lemus. 90% of the farm is planted with Red Bourbon, but additional plots are planted with Pacamara, Yellow Bourbon, Typica and Kenya.


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Preparation

The cherries are washed then de-pulped. The parchment is immersed for 16 to 24 hours until the mucilage decomposes and the beans can be rinsed. They are then dried for 7 to 10 days on patios.

EL MANZANO

Strengths

Red bourbon | Emilio Lopez expertise | Volcanic soil of Santa Ana

The history of the producer

The story
of the producer

Cuatro M is owned by Emilio Lopez, a producer passionate about his work and in permanent search of perfection, both at his farm and in the cup. He describes his way of working as non-traditional and likes to think outside the box.

Cuatro M produces, processes and exports not only its own coffees, but also coffees from neighbouring farms. Emilio has managed Cuatro M since 2001. It is a company with a long history of coffee production. Emilio belongs to a sixth generation of coffee farmers. When he took over the management of the family farms, he wanted above all to create a new company, unique in El Salvador. In 2005, Emilio and his team set up the mill (beneficio) at the El Manzano farm.

Today he owns one of the most beautiful production facilities in Central America and can process his coffees using a variety of methods, always with great precision and the same objective: to achieve perfection! He lives by three key values, which are quality, consistency and innovation – we can assure you that you will never be disappointed by the quality of an Emilio coffee!

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