ESPRESSO
Roasters Selection: Pacamara

SINGLE ORIGIN - ESPRESSO

This Roasters Selection blend celebrates one of our favourite coffee varietals: Pacamara! This varietal was created by the El Salvadorian coffee institute in 1958 by crossing the natural bourbon mutation, Pacas with Maragogype varietal (often dubbed as the “elephant bean”). The idea of the new ‘Pacamara’ varietal was to achieve the best of both varieties: Pacas is known for its resistance to diseases and ability to adapt to different growing conditions, and Maragogype is known for it large seeds and generally high quality cup profile. Selected by our Director of Coffee, Sam Corra, this blend is comprised of Pacamara lots from El Salvadorian producers Raul Rivera (Santa Rosa), Gilberto Baraona (Los Pirineos) and Mauricio Salaverria (Finca Himalaya).

This blend of Pacamara lots shows the best of this diverse varietal. A red apple quality dominates the palate and transforms into a dried currant quality as it cools. Throughout the espresso, take note of botanical and floral notes and how they develop.

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  • Flavour profile

    Red apple
    Dried currant
    Floral

    Flavour
    Body
    Aroma
  • Brew guide
    AGE BEST USED
    14-30 days after roast
    METHOD
    Espresso
    DOSE
    20g
    EXTRACTION VOLUME
    37g
    EXTRACTION TIME
    24-28 seconds
    TEMPERATURE
    93.5°C
  • Origin
    • El Salvador (100%)
      CountryEl Salvador (100%)
      FarmSanta Rosa, Los Pirineos, Finca Himalaya
      ProducerRaul Rivera, Gilberto Baraona, Mauricio Salaverria
      RegionChalatenango, Ataco, Usulutan
      VarietalPacamara (100%)
      ProcessWashed (40%), Natural (60%)
      AltitudeVarious