The Pacas Family has been producing coffee for five generations, and selling it domestically in El Salvador. Thirty years ago they decided to process and export their coffees for the first time. Ever since, they have worked towards achieving high-quality coffees, caring for the environment and the communities around the farms and mill. One of the Pacas Estate farms is Finca La Esperanza. It is located on the western side of El Salvador and in its fertile soil, the Pacas Family produces 8 different varietals of coffee. This farm is 87 hectares and provides jobs for more than 100 people.
The Pacas family is renowned for they were the first to come up with the Pacas strain of coffee, it even took on their family name! Although this offering is a blend of different strains, it definitely does contain some Pacas.
Tasting Notes: Best at the light to medium roasts, the cup is delicate and sweet with just hints of floral, soft fruit and a nutty/chocolaty factor. Light roasts get a little lemony citric tone upfront adding stronger floral but not an overly acidic cup, fades into a bit of red fruit with just a hint of a dry chocolaty dark-tone in the aftertaste. Medium roasts develop the darker tone and bring it into the dominate tastes, hints of floral and red fruit move to the background and the cup is smooth and lower acidity. Darker roasts drop out most of the acidity, still has a sweet edge, retains a bit of the fruity factor especially in the aromatics.
Roasting Notes: A bit chaff heavy but a gem of a bean, good screen and very low defect count. To see it shine keep it a bit lighter, a solid medium roast to start unless you traditionally love light roasts. Setup at any roast level really helps smooth out the cup tone and pop out many more little delicate flavor notes.
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