Finca Lorena: 100% Bourbon, El Salvador
Finca Lorena lies at between 1,150 to 1,250 metres in the foothills of El Salvador’s Santa Ana volcano, in the fertile Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range. It is owned and managed by Renato Arturo Romero Silva, whose family has been farming at Finca Lorena for three generations. Renato inherited the farm (and much of his vast coffee knowledge) when his father – also Renato Auturo – passed away in 1990.
Renato Romero Silva always seeks to farm in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way. He uses a minimum of chemical fertilisers and herbicides on his farm and enriches his soil with organic matter (much of which is composted by-product from the coffee processing) to ensure his trees have all the nutrients necessary for healthy growth. The farm also collects its own rainwater using tanks and drainage channels.
During the harvest, coffee cherries are handpicked only when fully ripe. They are then pulped, fully washed and dried in the sun on patios. The coffee is then rested in parchment until immediately prior to export.
Farm: Finca Lorena
Varietal(s): 100% Bourbon
Processing: Fully-washed and dried on patios
Altitude: 1,150 to1,250 metres above sea level
Owner: Renato Arturo Romero Silva
Town: Canton Buenos Aires
Region: Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range
Country: El Salvador
Total size of farm: 20 hectares
Area under coffee: 20 hectares
Finca Lorena: Mid to light roast Caramel, Malt & Maple Syrup
Caramel, Malt & Maple Syrup