The Contemporary | El Salvador Santa Petrona

The Contemporary | El Salvador Santa Petrona

Beans & Ground 200g

This isn’t a big, high-intensity coffee. It’s complex and quite delicate but has an incredible array of flavour notes. The tropical, juicy, fruitiness is what drives the character in the cup, but if you look for it there are notes of West Coast IPA, 80% dark chocolate and a pink grapefruit character on the finish. 

FILTER ROAST: Works well as all filter brew methods but we love it as a V60.

ESPRESSO ROAST: Can take small quantities of milk as a flat white.

Producer Federico Pacas
Region Santa Ana
Varietal Red Pacamara
Process Anerobic Natural
Altitude 1500m
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About This Coffee

If you haven’t heard of Federico Pacas, I don’t blame you. He’s kind of a big deal though. He invented the Pacas variety which is delicious on its own but is also the “Paca” bit of “Pacamara” (Maragogype being the “mara” bit).

So, needless to say when we had the opportunity to buy a Pacamara from Federico we jumped at the chance. Oh, and it’s a ridiculous anaerobic natural tropical juice bomb.

Federico’s farm is called Santa Petrona. His grandmother bought the original plot of land back in 1927 where she planted Bourbon trees. Her daughter (Federico’s mother) divided the farm into three parcels which each of her three sons inherited when she retired. Federico inherited Finca Santa Petrona which he now runs with his son.

This farm is truly amazing. From preserving ecology and biodiversity to cultivation and harvesting, processing and sustainability, Finca Santa Petrona scores 10/10 in every category. It’s a model for exceptional modern speciality coffee production.

This isn’t a big, high-intensity coffee. It’s complex and quite delicate but has an incredible array of flavour notes. The tropical, juicy, fruitiness is what drives the character in the cup, but if you look for it there are notes of West Coast IPA, 80% dark chocolate and a pink grapefruit character on the finish. The filter roast isn’t a good pair for milk, but the espresso can take small quantities of milk as a flat white.