Producer: Jorge Raul Rivera
In the cup: Winey texture with flavours of peach, dark chocolate, blueberry, red apple and raspberry balsamic.
In 1979, Jorge Raul Rivera founded the farm with his brother, Jose Roberto to produce pine resin to be used in perfumes.
When El Salvador hosted its first Cup of Excellence in 2003, he and his brother finally planted the coffee farm they had originally imagined. The brothers took advantage of this clean slate and planted Pacamara. They also retained plenty of their forest to provide the necessary shade for coffee trees in Chalatenango’s hot and dry climate. Many visitors comment on the unique landscape of this farm as most of the shade come from pines and resembles a Scandinavian forest more than a tropical, Central American coffee farm.
In 2014 Santa Rosa placed first in the Cup of Excellence giving Jorge the opportunity to better reach the international market and in 2017 Raul proved how amazing this farm can be by winning COE a second time,
Awards: #3 CoE 2018; #1 CoE 2017; #1 CoE 2014;
(info courtesy of Project Origin)