Los Angeles - El Salvador
Region: Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Processing method: Washed
Elevation: 1350 masl
Finca Los Angeles is a beautiful 23 manzana, planted with only Pacamara farm situated in the Ahuachapán mountain range in the west of El Salvador.
This farm is part of the Los Naranjos group headed by Sigfredo Corado a retired professor of Agronomy from the National School of Agriculture. The farm is part of the Renacer Program (Reborn in Spanish) which is a technical coffee field school and educational program for producers in the area to learn about better farm management practices.
The Technical field school which is led by Sigfredo with 6 field technicians to help small to medium producers focus on the best farm practises that are restorative for the land and soil as well as beneficial for the yield and quality of the coffee.
The field school is based at the sister farm named Finca Noruega where there is a class held twice a month for the students. Throughout the year there are 3 modules and these look to focus on the 4 R's the program has developed for soil health. Right Source. Right Dose. Right Place. Right Moment.
This year they have 60 students and at Finca Noruega where students work the test plots and can implement the knowledge gained in class before applying it to their own farms.
The farm is beautifully divided with shade trees and wind barriers to protect the trees. The farm is managed on a day to day basis by some of the graduates from the technical school as well. The coffee is selectively harvested and from here it then is taken to the wet mill and drying beds at Beneficio San Rafael located between the two hills of El Pilon and Cerro Aguila at 1450 masl.
Here the Pacamara is washed and floated before being processed as washed.