The family Menendez spearheaded by Miguel Menendez Sr. cultivates coffee with a character that is creamy sweet and has notes of milk chocolate, toffee and orange. They have nice yards located around the massif Apaneca in western El Salvador. The coffee comes from their four farms Las Delicias, El Rosario, Buena Vista and Santa Barbara.
The plantations are part of a biological corridor that stretches all the way from Mexico to Panama and the green massif is home to a diversity of birds, butterflies and insects. In addition to the typical Bourbon variety that grows in El Salvador Miguel test other varieties; like Pacamara, Geisha and Caturra. All with the aim to improve the quality and develop new flavors in their coffee.
Miguel Sr. manages farms in their three generations of ancestors’ footsteps and with a long experience; his farms and processing station are state of the art. He manages this entire process, from picking berries to exported bean. Washing, fermenting, drying, resting, sort, pack and export coffee with full control and transparency. Every lot is numbered and labeled with the picking area, date and size. The coffee Menendez prepares for Johan & Nyström is cultivated between 1300-1600 meters and harvested in October-March.