Lot SC - LF08: Barbie Bourbon

Lot Description

Reference Number:SC - LF08
Opening Bid:$6.00/lb
Weight:97 lbs
Varietal:Pink Bourbon
Process:Anaerobic Natural
Location:Apaneca, Ahuachapán

Coffee details

Tasting Notes:Cranberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Honey, Cherry

Farm details

Farm Name: La Fany
Farm Size: 26.6 ha
Founding Year: 1900
Varieties Grown: Red Bourbon, Orange Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon, Pink Bourbon, Pacamara, Yellow Caturra, Yellow Icatu, and Heirloom.
Processing Methods: Washed, Semi-Wash, Honey, Natural, and Experiments.
CWS Owner: Rafael Enrique Silva Hoff & Carmen Elena Silva
Location: Apaneca, Ahuachapán
Soil Type: Clay Loam Soil
Farm Elevation: 1450-1550 masl
Average Rainfall: 2500mm (annual)

Producer Story:

Finca La Fany is a family inheritance that dates back to the early 1900’s. It was first established by Fabio Morán and then passed on through the generations from father to son. The beautiful farm is located on top of the Apaneca-Illamatepec Mountain Range, at 1,500 masl, 2 miles from the city of Apaneca. It received its name because of one of Rafael’s ancestors called Fany.

In the early 1990’s, Rafael Sr. had the opportunity to buy this great family heirloom from one of his aunts. Immediately, he jumped at the opportunity and bought it. Originally, the farm was 100% Red Bourbon, but we have been experimenting with new varieties on a smaller scale, since our number one variety in sales is Red Bourbon. Even before we acquired the farm, La Fany already had a big name in the region for the quality of its coffee and productivity,

We are very much committed to this farm as being the sixth generation in the family to have control over this land. One of our proudest moments was in 2005 when La Fany Red Bourbon achieved the 4th place in Cup of Excellence. A big tribute to our predecessors.

Over the years, we have focused on the care of the environment and have been trying different ecological techniques to adapt into our farm practices. We started our own nursery of earthworms producing Vermicompost which is used as fertilizer. It is very rich in nutrients and is used in three ways: the soil which is placed under the trees so that they absorb the nutrients slowly, and we dilute it in water for use in two ways, to the soil so that the roots absorb the nutrients faster and to the leaves. The pulp of the cherries is used as food for the earthworms, which is digested and produce the soil. The Vermicompost is then applied in the coffee plantation as a supplement to chemical fertilizers.

We are continuously looking for different ways in which we can improve the farm´s quality and productivity, reduce the use of chemicals, and help the neighboring communities by providing a steady income to their households. We care for the environment and feel proud of our workers, who year after year, with their commitment to the Company, help us achieve our goals.

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