Location: Apaneca, El Salvador
Varietals: Cultivar: Pacamara
Drying: Sun Dried In Fruit on Raised Beds
Juicy, Honey, Peach, Plum, Hibiscus, Tart
This is an Ethiopian Natural clone done up with some very cool single strain El Salvador beans. Much wilder and fruity than most El Sal offerings. Comes in half way between the Indo Bali Kintamani Natural and the more refined Ethiopian Natural Yirgs. If you have liked those two, you will love this bean.
Finca Las Ninfas Pacamara, located near the town of Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador, is owned and operated by Ricardo Valdivieso, a third generation coffee farmer, and his family. Ricardo’s grandfather purchased the land in 1870. Finca Las Ninfas Pacamara was passed down to Ricardo during a time of great turmoil in El Salvador’s history. At the peak of conflict in the 1980’s, Ricardo came face to face with a firing squad in defense of his family’s land. He was not shot but spent many years in exile before he was able to return to Finca Las Ninfas Pacamara. Today, Ricardo works with his daughter, Monica, to protect their groves of pacamara varietal from leaf rust. In addition to coffee, Monica operates a beautiful hotel and restaurant at their other farm called Finca Santa Leticia. Mayan artifacts discovered on the property by Ricardo’s father have also been preserved as an archaeological site for visitors to enjoy.
*Excerpt from Burman Coffee (green bean supplier)