COUNTRY: El Salvador
FARM: Fina Colomba
FARMER/GROWER: Mario Valiente / Jose Adolfo
ALTITUDE: 1500 m.a.s.l
TASTING NOTES: Brown sugar, milk chocolate, honey-like aftertaste
Finca Colomba has been in the Adolfo family for 3 generations. In 1949, Adolfo McEntee inherited two properties from his family in the Cordillera de Llamatepec, on the slopes of the Santa Ana Volcano. At this time, Don Adolfo began planting Bourbon coffee tree at Finca Colomba and Finca San Francisco. Don Adolfo's son, Jose Adolfo McEntee inherited the farms and continued the legacy before passing down to his son "Fofo."
After having been kidnapped twice during the civil war throughout the country, Jose Adolfo emigrated to Miami with his son and left management of the farm to Mario Valiente, owner of Finca Calera. In 2014, Mario Valiente built Colomba's dry mill so the farm has direct contro over every step of the process from farm to export.
The farm permanently employs 80 people and up to 210 people from nearby towns during the picking season. Aware of the need in the surrounding communities, Finca Colomba supports schools in the area, hosts medical conferences to provide accessible healthcare and distributes toys to children during the Christmas season.