Finca Cerro Negro is a 2-hectare farm with about 6,000 coffee trees, owned and operated by Luis Alonzo Hernandez. He grows various varieties, including Pacas, Bourbon, and a small amount of the leaf-rust resistant hybrid Catimor 90. The coffees are Washed processed, picked, and depulped before a dry fermentation of between 8–16 hours, after which the coffee is washed and dried on patios for 6–8 days.
When he was younger, Luis Alonso hated working on his grandmother's coffee farm, and he never thought he'd work with coffee himself: Now, after 10 years as a grower, he feels like he has grown into coffee, and he feels like it has meaning because coffee touches everyone in the world. He hopes to expand his farm and plant more Pacamara and some Gesha trees.
Origin: El Salvador
Farm: Luis Hernandez
The cup: Sweet with tart acidity, blackberry, chocolate and toffee