About this Single Origin Filter Coffee
On the paradisiacal mountains of Juayúa, producer Maria Elena carries the legacy of the Magala family in to it’s fourth generation.
Care and dedication are quoted as tantamount values in every aspect of the management of the farm and the resulting quality is easily seen in this Cup of Excellence finalist lot.
More than a century ago, two coffee producer’s families were being united by their offspring’s marriage: Apolinario and Adelaida de Magaña’s son, Francisco Magaña Herrera; and José Antonio and Gordiana de Cáceres’s daughter, Evangelina Cáceres Magaña. Both family heads were very active in the production, processing and trading of the precious grain, and both had their lands in the beautiful mountains of Juayúa in the Sonsonate department (Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, which is part of the Sierra Madre). Finca “El Topacio” or “Topaz” is located in that paradise.
The actual owner, Maria Elena belongs to the fourth generation of coffee growers. Maria Elena’s grandfather, Francisco, besides being an attorney-at-law, dedicated his entire life to his passion of producing coffee, which he did in the best way possible, teaching his workers to treat and pamper the coffee trees with lots of care and dedication.
The maximum award this year was engaged by this farm grown with Pacamara variety, an exotic coffee varietal from El Salvador which comes from the crossing of Pacas and Maragogipe varieties. Despite having a small area planted with this variety, they selected wishing it to have an opportunity to demonstrate the great quality from that farm.