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Los Planes / La Muela

El Salvador
Red Pear, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg

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This light-medium roasted coffee features a spiced peach aroma. We found it to have a smooth body and white grape acidity, with notes of red pear and blackberry, and a deep, maple syrup sweetness. It has a tropical mango and nutmeg spiced finish.


Producer: Sergio Ticas
Farm: Los Planes
Altitude: 5330 feet
Varietal: Pacamara
Process: Washed and Special Screened
Roast: Light - Medium
Notes: Red Pear, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg

The Story

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 fruit notes and a creamy body.

The La Muela lot is a special sorted Pacamara from the El Matazano, Cerro Los Tamales, and Auracarias lots at Finca Los Planes. After the coffee has been depulped (the bean is separated from the fruit), it is sent through the criba drum to remove the parchment, or hull. This nanolot consists of the parchment coffee that is too large to pass through the criba drum. Sr. Ticas believes these beans are produced when the Maragogype genes segregate themselves from the Paca genes in the Pacamara hybrid. The beans have a molar-like appearance, hence the name “La Muela.”

Direct Trade

Sergio Ticas and his wife, Isabel, became our first Direct Trade partners over a decade ago. On our first visit it was clear to us their commitment to quality and sustainable practices is top priority. They have been engaged in multiple sustainable initiatives over the last few years. Most recently, Finca Los Planes installed a new water recovery system to protect the water supply and purify the water before being released back into the ecosystem.

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