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Divina Providencia
Roberto Samuel Ulloa Vilanova

Guava jam, tamarind, lively acidity, medium body, medium roast

Roberto Samuel Ulloa Vilanova bought La Divina Providencia over a decade ago. When Roberto took over the farm the land and trees were in poor condition having been abandoned in previous years because the extremely low coffee prices at that time drove the farm out of production. Since buying the farm, Roberto has rejuvenated the land and the trees, planting Kenya, Pacamara and Gesha as well as Red and Orange Bourbon. Roberto uses a tree-training method called 'parras' where the leader branch from a pruned trunk is bent almost 90 degrees and four lateral branches build the structure for future growth. This method is used to improve the productivity and longevity of the tree. Roberto has both red and orange bourbon growing on his farm. Bourbon is one of the only cultivars that comes in all three colours, ripening to yellow, orange and red depending on the seed. This year Roberto has won the El Salvador Cup of Excellence! This is no mean feat, there are some amazing coffees in El Salvador and to take top spot in the competition is really testament to years of work, dedication, and a little bit of something special. The coffee that won was a Pacamara processed using the anaerobic method.