Name of Farm: La Ilusión
Location: San Andrés de los Gama
State: Estado de México
Variety:. Borbón 40% Caturra 20% Mundo Novo 20% Typica 20%
Cultivated Area with Coffee: 2.5 hectares
Altitude: 2100 msnm.
In this area of San Andrés de los Gama, during the years from 1940 to 1950. There was working a mine named “Mineral del rincón”. In the mine they extracted many minerals as gold, silver, copper, among others. It was a marked economic movement towards / away a very high transit of goods from the Gulf between the Pacific.
In 1945 the first coffee farm was established in the town of San Andrés de los Gama named “Don Telésforo Carreón”, with a surface of less than half a hectare, followed later by "Don Patricio, Don Bulfrano and Don Gabriel ", with a surface little more than one hectare.
The coffee was planted as hobby the great part were lost and the other part was self-consumption. It was not until 1979, when Don Leon Barrueta Rodriguez (my father) started to see coffee as a business, he took the coffee and sold it in Tejupilco as green coffee. Mr. Leon had the interest in coffee for several reasons: one of the main ones was that it was cultivated pea with very high production costs and very low economic revenues, also peach was cultivated but the harvest temporality provoked to get rotted easily and with irregular profitability.
In the coffee they found very noble things, as they could store and dried and later commercialized while the other crops did not allow this and did not require care such as fertilizing pest control, but only weeding and cutting the cherry.
In 1980, Mr. Francisco Barrueta Rodriguez introduced coffee plants, of the yellow caturra variety, from the state of Hidalgo in Jojutla.
In 1994 the government of the State of Mexico, through SEDAGRO, encouraged the cultivation of coffee, bringing plants bringing diversity of varieties. So, in the orchards there are yellow and red, tall and short, I mean a mixture of varieties now, because the intention of Finca La Ilusion is to renew the orchards standardizing the lots by variety already selected for its quality.
In 1992, the first association for coffee producers was formed. In the year of 2003 I joined as a producer of coffee searching to give an added value of coffee. In 2003, the idea of Mr. Leon Barrueta Rodriguez of working his coffee in an ORGANIC way was strengthened, giving him an added value in charge of his son Federico Barrueta Barrueta, Francisca Rodriguez Zamudio and later his grandson Jose Francisco Barrueta Rodriguez It is decided to handle it with a brand called Barrueta coffee. After a year we opted for an incubator counsel and with their help it changed completely the presentation and image of our product, from that time on it is called Cafe Carmesi.
Finca La Ilusion works from a germplasm bank of three coffee species: arabica, anaphora and liberica. With the Arabica species there are more than 12 varieties. For 2 years we started with a nursery with high quality roll resistant coffee plants, which are fertilized with organic inputs made personally. Also, we try to take advantage of the pulp and husk as it goes to the compost and later reincorporates to the coffee crop. We also use the Mucilage to produce natural fertilizers and microorganisms. The coffee during the time of harvest is pulped on the day of cutting, after its fermentation, it is washed and dried in the sun in shakers, after drying is selected by hand removing all defective grains. When it is ready, it is stored.
Left to right: Mr. Federico Barrueta, his son Jose Francisco Barrueta Rodriguez and his wife Francisca Rodriguez Zamudio.
Farm NameFinca la ilusión
FarmerFederico Barrueta Barrueta
OverallPlush mouthfeel, buoyant, long aftertaste, lasting finish, buttery, creamy, complex, silky, velvety
Aroma / FlavorMango, peach, super ripe peach, yellow nectarine, hops, lime, strawberry yogurt, apricot, sugarcane, bergamot, clove, ginger, coriander seed
AcidityLimpid, vibrant, structured, juicy, sparkling