Cup of Excellence
Santa Elena is located in Palo de Campana, on the most upper high lands of Santa Ana ( Ilamatepeque ) volcano. Santa Elena was established as a coffee plantation around 1930, and has been worked in la Lima family business from around 30 years ago. Having been participating and qualifying on several Cup of Excellence programs. Santa Elena has for long been one of the best farms on the country.
Santa Elena has for long been known for its very fertil lands, it frequently receives volcanic ashes, which makes the soil even more rich and fertile. Abundant flora and fauna are found in Santa Elena, since a large portion of the farm is preserved as a natural forest, right beside a national forest reserve called “Parque Nacional Los Volcanes”. The coffee production process is of a traditional kind, coffee is grown under shade trees, mostly Ingas. There are more than 60 species of shade trees grown in Santa Elena. Soil type in Santa Elena is from volcanic origins, very well drained and with high organic matter contents.
Location: Canton Palo de Campana, Santa Ana, Santa Ana
Region: Apaneca -Ilamatepec
Coffee varieties: Bourbon, Pacamara, Caturra, Kenya and others which are still under testing and observation.
Average Annual Rainfall: 3500 mm
Average Tempeture: 14 C°
Altitude: from 1,850 meters to 1,900 meters over sea Level
Average production: 1000 bags / 69 kg each
Mill: Balcanes Coffee
Processing: depulped, natural fermentation, dry in African beds