Maple Syrup, Dried Dates, Pistachio
El Matazano Honey
El Matazano Honey
El Matazano Honey
El Matazano Honey
El Matazano Honey

El Matazano Honey

El Salvador


The Story


Producer: Sergio and Isabel Ticas
Farm: Finca Los Planes
Altitude: 5750 Feet
Varietal: Pacamara
Process: Honey (Pulped Natural)
Roast: Light
Notes: Maple Syrup, Dried Dates, Pistachio


This Pacamara has gone through the Honey, or Pulped-Natural Process. The cherry skin has been removed, leaving the mucilage intact on the bean. Great care is taken to dry the coffee on raised beds with an even airflow, keeping the mucilage from over-fermenting and producing a beautiful coffee with heightened sweetness.

El Matazano

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.

Coffee Notes

This lightly roasted coffee features has a creamy body and juicy acidity. It has a sweet maple syrup and melon aroma that carries into the brewed cup with a flavor of cantaloupe and features a dried date sweetness. The finish is sophisticated with a note of pistachio.

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