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 which are grown are the izote and the copalchi which also act as a natural wind barrier.
Coffee is handpicked and taken to the coffee mill where it is wet milled. Once depulped the coffee is sent to fermentation tanks and will rest there until it reaches the right fermentation, usually this is from 8 to 12 hours. It is then washed and sent to clay brick patios for 10 days, in the first three days it is moved every 15 minutes and then from the fourth day it is moved every hour, and at the end of the day the coffee is covered to avoid moisture from dew. At this point the moisture is measured again to check it is between 11.5 /12.5, then it is rested for 40 days.
1100 metres above sea level
Brown sugar, Sesame, Walnut