Pacas El Retiro • El Salvador • Natural Sudan Rume


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

Process: Natural 

Variety: Sudan Rume

Tasting Notes: Key Lime Pie, Raspberry, and a clean Floral finish

V60 Brew Recommendations

Ratio: 1:17

Grind: 8.5/10.0

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