Fazenda Santana is a medium-sized coffee farm for Brazil covering 120 hectares. Although located in the municipality of Espirito Santo do Pinhal, it is not considered an Espirito Santo appellation, but belongs to the Mogiana region in the state of Sao Paulo.
The farm has 20 hectares of preserved forest and also produces freshwater fish in its main lake. The coffee plantation is divided into different monovarietal plots, the oldest of which was planted in 1967 (Mondo Novo), with more recently Yellow Bourbon in 2010.
The farm is co-owned by Arnaldo Franco Moraes (whose family was present when Espirito Santo do Pinhal was founded and who is the farm's historical owner), Carlos Brando and Emilio Lopez.
Emilio is a well-known producer in El Salvador and owns the El Manzano and Ayutepeque farms. He bought part of the farm in 2016. He is a specialty coffee producer and expert in harvesting and processing techniques. When he joined the farm in 2015, Emilio Lopez marked the beginning of a new phase, built around common values and a shared vision for achieving superior quality.
Yellow catuai | Original collaboration | Emilio's strong experience | Arnaldo family's anchor | Atypical farm for Brazil
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!