Producer: Sergio and Isabel Ticas
Farm: Finca Los Planes
Altitude: 5750 Feet
Process: Washed and Sorted with a 17/18 Screen
Notes: Brown Sugar, Clementine, Apple Juice
This coffee has gone through the same Washed Process and drying on raised beds as our traditional Matazano lot, but further sorted through a 17/18 screen. This leaves only the largest Pacamara beans, creating an even density and more consistent roast.
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 5700 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.
Scored 94 Points from Coffee Review!
This lightly roasted coffee features a brown sugar and citrus aroma, silky body, and bright acidity. When brewed it has notes of clementine with an apple juice sweetness. The finish is sugary and clean with a note of mandarin orange.