Foreign roots in new soil.

Region: Cerro Verde, El Salvador

Farm: Finca Santa Juana

Producer: Pacas Family

Process: Natural

Variety: Bernardina

Tasting Notes: Honeysuckle, Strawberry, and Tamarind Juice


The Pacas Family's legacy spans back to the 1940s when they unearthed the rare Pacamara Varietal, a discovery that laid the foundation for their farm's distinctive character. Today, Maria and Alfredo, siblings carrying the family torch, helm the Pacas estate with an unwavering commitment to excellence. Their expertise manifests in a state-of-the-art operation that consistently delivers unparalleled quality. Beyond mere production, Maria and Alfredo meticulously strategize optimal processing methods, tailoring each approach to accentuate the unique flavors of every coffee variety they cultivate.

At the heart of the Pacas estate lies a tradition of innovation and discernment. Maria and Alfredo's dedication to refinement extends beyond conventional practices, as they constantly explore novel techniques to elevate their coffees. Their holistic approach not only reflects a commitment to quality but also a profound respect for the intrinsic qualities of each bean. In a landscape marked by tradition, the Pacas farm stands as a beacon of ingenuity, blending heritage with innovation to produce coffees that are truly exceptional.

The Bernardina variety is currently proprietary to the Pacas family, and has been genetically traced and verified to be an Ethiopian heirloom variety. This means that Bernardina was originally indigenous to Ethiopia, and at some point was harvested and colonized in Latin America. It was discovered by Bernard Pacas, hence the name. The variety is currently proprietary to the Pacas family farms, which makes it extremely rare.





V60 Brew Recommendations:

Dose: 20g

Ratio: 1:17

Grind: 8.0/16.0

Bloom: 1:2 for 30s

Total Brew: 3:15

TDS: 1.37

Extraction: 19.9%

We recommend a pulsated pours for a more lively cup


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