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El Salvador Los Planes La Muela Pacamara

El Salvador Los Planes La Muela Pacamara


El Salvador - Los Planes Gourmet Coffee
La Muela Pacamara

A distinctive specially-sorted lot, La Muela is always one of our favorite fall arrivals. Aromas of Swiss chocolate and blackberry jam introduce a cup with notes of cashew, chocolate orange, and baked apple sweetness. The juicy body and blackcurrant acidity play beautifully with the coffee's savory notes. A cool, dry finish of cedar and cocoa brings it all together. 


Producer: Sergio Ticas
Farm: Finca Los Planes
Region: Chalatenango
Altitude: 5,330 feet
Varietal: Pacamara
Process: Washed
Roast: Light
Notes: Blackberry Jam, Baked Apple, Cocoa

The Story

Pacamara is a hybrid of the flavorful Pacas and the giant, high-production Maragogype varieties and was first bred in El Salvador in 1958. Its large cherries produce a coffee that when roasted properly features complex fruit notes and a creamy mouthfeel.

La Muela is a special sorted Pacamara lot from the El Matazano, Cerro Los Tamales, and Auracarias farms at Finca Los Planes. After the coffee has been depulped (the bean separated from the fruit), it is sent through a 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 Pacas genes in the Pacamara hybrid. The beans have a molar-like appearance, hence the name “La Muela.”

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