Miguel Menendez and his family have a long coffee tradition. His third generation
farms are located in the heart of the golden coffee belt of El Salvador, the
Apeneca - Ilamatepec mountain range. This region is known for fertile volcanic
soils, unique microclimates and high elevations offer spectacular growing conditions
for coffee and it is reflected in the cup.
The coffee trees grow underneath the forest canopy and is exquisitely prepared
in a dedicated mill called Piedra Grande which lies at the foot of the estate
ensuring quick processing. All activities on the farm and mill focus on
environmental and social sustainability - natural habitats are preserved, water
courses and resources protected, and lengthy measures are undertaken to
minimize erosion and waste coffee skins are composted and used for fertilizer.
This single bourbon varietal coffee comes from the Miguel's El Rosario farm and
grows at up to 1350 meters above sea level. Each year we have carried the
Las Delicias Pacamara from one of Miguel's neighboring farms and hope to do so
again later this summer.