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Now in their sixth-generation, brothers Enrique, Rene and Gustavo are running San Ernesto farm, with their father Gustavo whose still involved as an advisor, giving them the benefit of his experience. Over the years, they have placed strongly in the finals for Cup of Excellence seven times, as well as gaining accolades from trade bodies and national associations, such as Exporter of the Year in 2015.
Coffee on this 140 hectare farm has recently been awarded the Denomination of Origin (DO). Certification is given by the cuppers from the Salvadoran Coffee Council under the SCA standards in order to guarantee quality and characteristics of coffee from a geographical region from the Central part of El Salvador, which includes the Balsamo Quetzaltepeq Mountain Range and the San Salvador Volcano.
All the Urrutias Estate coffees are 100% shade grown and native trees are planted every year to prevent erosion. The main trees that are grown are the Izote and the Copalchi, which also act as a natural wind barrier.
During 2020 the farm turned its hand to strawberry growing, a first for them and very novel in El Salvador where 98% of the fruits are imported. This is an important step for them diversifying crops on the farms and generating further income. The additional funding this step brings to the farm helps to fund a further renewal of their coffee trees, with a program of 22,800 new Bourbon trees being planted from the end of 2020.
FARM: San Ernesto
VARIETAL(S): Bourbon/ Pacas
- All of our coffee is packed in 250g and 1kg fully recyclable boxes and bags.
- All coffee orders of 1 x 250g are sent in our letter box friendly bag, orders over 1 x 250g are sent in boxes.
- We roast our coffee on a Mondays and Wednesdays
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