Finca Loma La Gloria (“Hill of the Glory”) was started by Anny Ruth’s father, Roberto, in the late 1990’s. In 2001, Roberto built a dry mill whose operations were soon abandoned after it was built. During this time, Roberto still grew coffee but would sell it to other mills or on the local market.
In 2012, Anny began to take over operations with a clear vision of excellence and traceability and aimed to improve the quality of Loma La Gloria by controlling every step in the growing process. She set out to clearly demarcate every part of the farm by micro lots and varietals, restarted operations at the dry mill, and began experimenting with various processing methods. The amount of effort this took cannot be properly put into words and also included training everyone involved in the farm from the pickers, to the patio workers, to her managers how to focus on quality processes in every step from planting to harvesting.
We’ve developed quite the relationship with Anny Ruth, to the point that we were a guest at her wedding in 2019!
About our Orange Bourbon Lot:
Orange Bourbon is a natural mutation of the Red Bourbon coffee tree. Its fruit turns into an orange color with brown spots when fully ripe. This varietal is very rare in El Salvador and was planted intentionally by Anny Ruth along with a few other rare varieties on a small area of her farm. Of the approximately 25 bags harvested this year, we were able to get four of them.
#2019, 2020, 2023 GOLDEN BEAN AWARD WINNER