"We are very excited to have this exceptional Pacamara this month, often scoring very highly at cup of excellence competitions due to their complex and unique cup qualities, a Pacamara is a truly unique varietal that we can’t wait for you to try!"
Sam, Coffee Roaster

El Salvador Josefita Limited Release

SCA Rating: 86
"We are very excited to have this exceptional Pacamara this month, often scoring very highly at cup of excellence competitions due to their complex and unique cup qualities, a Pacamara is a truly unique varietal that we can’t wait for you to try!"
Sam, Coffee Roaster
Our latest Limited Release coffee comes from Santa Josefita in the Apaneca region of El Salvador.

Tasting Notes

White grape, marzipan & black cherry

From £8.95 per bag

Clear

Altitude

1,300m

Process

Washed

Variety

Pacamara

Harvested

Jan-Mar

Our latest Limited Release coffee comes from Santa Josefita in the Apaneca region of El Salvador. Growing coffee since the 1940s, this farm has a timeless history and is owned and operated by the Lima family, a business headed by Fernando Lima.

This coffee is special not only for its origin but for its variety. The Pacamara variety is a cross between the Pacas varietal (a natural mutation of the bourbon varietal) and the Maragogipe varietal (a mutation of the typica varietal), because of testing by the Salvadoran Institute of Coffee Research (ISIC) in 1958. Pacamaras have the potential for an exceptionally high-quality cup and often dominated at the cup of excellence competitions when grown at high altitudes. This is most likely due to its Maragogipe DNA which produces very high cup quality and some of the largest coffee seeds, but at the cost of a very low yield. Splice that with the Pacas varietal, famous for its short stature, tight internodes and compact foliage, which allow it to endure strong winds, lack of water and excess sunlight.

The Pacamara variety takes the best of both plants, with good yields, excellent quality and oval, long cherries.

Our latest Limited Release coffee comes from Santa Josefita in the Apaneca region of El Salvador. Growing coffee since the 1940s, this farm has a timeless history and is owned and operated by the Lima family, a business headed by Fernando Lima.

This coffee is special not only for its origin but for its variety. The Pacamara variety is a cross between the Pacas varietal (a natural mutation of the bourbon varietal) and the Maragogipe varietal (a mutation of the typica varietal), because of testing by the Salvadoran Institute of Coffee Research (ISIC) in 1958. Pacamaras have the potential for an exceptionally high-quality cup and often dominated at the cup of excellence competitions when grown at high altitudes. This is most likely due to its Maragogipe DNA which produces very high cup quality and some of the largest coffee seeds, but at the cost of a very low yield. Splice that with the Pacas varietal, famous for its short stature, tight internodes and compact foliage, which allow it to endure strong winds, lack of water and excess sunlight.

The Pacamara variety takes the best of both plants, with good yields, excellent quality and oval, long cherries.

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