Producer Antonio Rene Aguilar Lemus inherited La Montañita during the 1980´s from his father, also named Antonio Rene, who had owned the farm for more than 65 years. This farm consistently produces outstanding coffees, coming in at 6th place in the 2012 El Salvador Cup of Excellence®, and taking 2nd place in 2006. The farm is situated in the northern department of Chalatenango ( Cha-la-tay-naan-go) a location well known for excellent weather conditions, which allow the bean to obtain remarkable and unique flavors. This region is considered a sanctuary for many animal species. Therefore, producer Antonio René does not allow hunting on the property, nor use herbicides. Instead, he uses organic fertilizers such as chicken manure and coffee pulp, and relies on nature for insect control.
Washed with tasting notes of bittersweet chocolate, blood orange and a tangy acidity. In this processing method, the skin and pulp are removed from the bean while the coffee fruit is still moist. The beans are then allowed to sit in tanks where enzymes loosen the sticky mucilage. Then, the loosened fruit is washed off the beans. This process generally intensifies acidity.
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