Foreign roots in new soil.
Sudan Rume is an Ethiopian landrace and a mutation from the Bourbon variety. It’s mostly used for breeding purposes due to its disease resistance, but in the hands of the right producers, beautiful tropical and floral notes burst through. Lots of this coffee are often small and yield very limited quantities.
Maria and Alfredo Pacas are fifth generation coffee farmers in El Salvador, and have developed an outstanding reputation for themselves for producing excellent coffee, year after year. The Pacas family owns several specialty coffee farms in the Cerro Verde region, as well as a handful of commercial-level farms.
Maria and Alfredo take great pride in the dynasty that is the Pacas Family Estates. Her grandmother was a prolific coffee farmer in El Salvador, making a name for El Retiro before passing it on to her children. As their family has grown and taken deeper roots in the coffee industry, they’ve taken a personal interest in their workers, seeing the positive impact they can make in their lives; even noticing how the farm managers are confident and proud of their work.
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Region: Cerro Verde, El Salvador
Farm: Finca El Retiro
Producer: Pacas Family
Variety: Sudan Rume
Tasting Notes: Key Lime Pie, Raspberry, and a clean Floral finish
V60 Brew Recommendations:
Bloom: 1:2 for 30s
Total Brew: 2:30
We recommend a pulsated pour for more sweetness and punch; keep the brew time close to 2:30