Emilio Díaz Lopez
FARM(S): Cuatro M Farms
REGION: Apaneca-Llamatepec, El Salvador
PROCESSING METHOD(S): Washed, Sundried
VARIETIES: Bourbon, Pache San Ramon, Castillo
ELEVATION: 1,100 meters above sea level
Emilio and his family have been growing coffee for six generations in the volcanic hills of El Salvador. He is the founder of Cuatro M Farms, a miller and exporter of 100% single origin coffee produced in the Apaneca-Illamatepec region. Their first washing station was installed at Finca Ayutepeque where each bean can be traced back to its specific lot.
In 2005, Cuatro M expanded operations to another family owned farm, Finca El Manzano. The expansion allowed them to experiment with different processing methods such as Natural and Pulped Natural, and receive additional coffees from neighboring farms.