Ernesto Menendez is a well known producer in the world specialty coffee scene. Ernesto is a Fourth Generation coffee producer and when robust technical knowledge meet passion and a climate privileged farm the result is outstanding coffees.
Las Brumas is located 45 minutes from the City of Santa Ana, with a cultivated area of 60 hectares of coffee yield at a altitude ranging from 1450 to 1700 meters that produce around 600 bags of coffee each year, and an area of 35 hectares of virgin mountain at an altitude from 1700 to 2000 meters above sea level.
“Las Brumas Farm” has a very rich volcanic soil, deep and very fertile which have been generated by different Ilamatepec volcano eruptions and Izalco to throughout its history, one of the most important element is the micro climate, is very misty the most part of the year, is the reason why I decide change the name to “Finca Las Brumas”, this amazing micro climate is generated when the warm air from the Pacific Ocean collides with the high peaks of the Volcanoes Park( Santa Ana Volcano, Cerro Verde Volcano and Izalco Volcano), by being located between these 3 famous volcanoes in El Salvador this unique micro climate reduces the amount of daylight received by the coffee tree helping to have a very slow photosynthesis, improving the ripening process and this in turn improves some attributes which are closely related to maturity like the aroma, sweetness, acidity and flavor.
For Firebat its our second year with coffees from Alejandro among them we brought his SL-28 a variety typically found in Kenya, and famous for a tea body with fruity flavors evoking blackcurrant, mango and cantaloupe notes with a flowery aroma.