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El Salvador - Chalatenango, Pacamara Varietal

We were only able to purchase 2 bags from this already extremely limited lot so supplies are limited. This coffee will be available for order while supplies last, but it will go quick!

From an award winning farm in the heart of El Salvador comes this truly unique cup. This is a hybrid varietal born from crossing Pacas and Maragogype coffee. The Pacas varietal is a natural mutation of Bourbon with similar characteristics but with reduced sweetness and good body. The Maragogype is a mutation of the Typica variety recognized by its large grains. It has a low productivity, but it gives a high quality flavor cup. Combining these two varietals creates an incredible cup of coffee.

El Salvador has traditionally been known for bigger estates in Santa Ana. Chalatenango wasn’t really on the map until Cup of Excellence came. The first year of CoE, Santa Ana was in the top places in the competition; the second year, Chalatenango “was discovered.” This area has had good results due to its Pacamara variety and significant climate difference from Santa Ana: It’s a much cooler climate.

El Salvador, a country the size of Israel, with 23 volcanoes and a history as rugged as its geography gave birth to one of the most exotic and exquisite coffee species around: Pacamara

Pacamara’s flavor notes can drive anyone mad, with jasmine-like aroma, medium body, juicy citrus acidity and a rich, complex chocolate, raspberry, orange and cinnamon taste.

The origins of this exotic beauty, can be traced back to 1958, to the Institute of Coffee Studies in El Salvador, when, as the result of experiments, this hybrid born from crossing Pacas and Maragogype coffee was created, its name coming from the first letters of its parent plants.

The Parents

The Pacas variety of coffee was discovered in El Salvador, in the region of Ilamatepec / Santa Ana in 1949 at finca San Rafael, owned by the Pacas family (hence its name). It is a natural mutation of Bourbon with similar characteristics but with reduced sweetness and good body. The Maragogype is a mutation of the Typica variety recognized by its large grains. It has a low productivity, but it gives a high quality flavor cup.
Pacamara loves heights. Above 1,000 meters is where it grows the best, it is resistant to wind and its tree size makes it suitable to be harvested in steep terrain, making it a very suitable variety for the Salvadoran geography of high areas like Chalatenango.

 

Origin El Salvador
Region
San Ignacio, Chalatenango
Farm Finca Los Vasquez
Variety Pacamara
Altitude 1,200 - 1,800 masl
Proc. Method Fully Washed

 

In The Cup: Melon, Mango, Coconut

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El Salvador - Chalatenango, Pacamara Varietal
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