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Cup Profile

Coffee Notes


Aroma:9.0Caramel Sauce 

Body:8.0Creamy, Silky 

Flavor:8.5Butterscotch Candy 

Sweetness:9.0Red Apple 

Aftertaste:8.5Pomegranate, Apple Sauce 



Dessert in a cup! An aroma of caramel sauce, crisp acidity, silky mouthfeel and creamy body. A candied note of butterscotch is complimented by a red apple sweetness and a pomegranate-like finish.

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The Story

FIVE STAR COFFEE! Our roast of El Matazano garnered an amazing 90.5 point score from Roast Ratings.

Over the last decade, El Matazano has become one of our favorite micro-lots. It is a beautiful example of the Pacamara variety and one of the first lots we ever featured from Finca Los Planes. Husband and wife producers Sergio and Isabel Ticas grow this coffee at the highest elevation on their farm, over 5200 feet. Higher elevations tend to have cooler nights which slows coffee cherry maturation, creating a deeper sweetness in the processed bean. The Pacamara varietal is a hybrid of the traditional and flavorful Pacas variety and the giant, high production Maragogype variety and was first bred in El Salvador in 1958. It's large cherries produce a coffee that when roasted properly feature complex citrus notes and a creamy body.

Earlier this year Jeff and Maritza Taylor and their young son Phoenix visited Sergio and Isabel on their farm near the border of Honduras. To learn more about Finca Los Planes, the coffees they grow, and their family of workers, you can read Jeff’s Trip Report here. This is a truly special farm and a relationship we plan to keep for many years to come.

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