We are delighted to be bringing you this coffee from Emilio’s farm for Christmas this year. Emilio is someone we admire a lot, he is a supremely talented producer and a 6th generation coffee farmer. El Manzano is one of Emilio’s flagship farms.
Located 16 km from the city and volcano of Santa Ana, also called Ilamatepec in Nahuatl, El Manzano is the company’s main farm and is where it has set up its mill.
El Manzano is situated in a volcanic terroir at an altitude of 1,550 metres and covers 75 hectares. It belongs to Margarita Diaz de Lopez, the great-granddaughter of its founder, Cornelius Lemus. 90% of the farm is planted with Red Bourbon, but additional plots are planted with Pacamara, Yellow Bourbon, Typica and Kenya.
Take a peek at our brew guides on how to get the best out of your Christmas coffee.