||El Salvador Finca La Fany Washed Pacamara 2018
Finca La Fany has been producing coffee in El Salvador since 1870, and has belonged to the same family from generation to generation. Situated on the Santa Ana volcano, the farm provides work for 24 families in the community. It's in a biological corridor that stretches for 27 hectares from Mexico to Panama.
We first worked with this farm back in 2004 when Hasbean was only Steve roasting in his garage at home, and this was one of the first relationship coffees we as a company were able to buy. Since then it's a relationship that's really gone from strength to strength and I believe this coffee is a great example of that relationship development, back in 2004 we just had a washed Bourbon from the farm, this year we have that same coffee as well as a honey processed Bourbon, a naturally processed Bourbon AND this washed Pacamara!
Carmen and Rafael continually invest in the milling of their own coffee and improving the facilities they have, which has really driven this shade-grown coffee to just get better and better year after year. We think you can really taste the continuous development in the cup; this is one of our all-time favourite farms, and it's one of the farms that we'd be absolutely devastated to lose if we were ever unable to get coffee from it.
In the cup we're having jam with our coffee today! Think blackberries and cherries cooked up with brown sugar, thick and gloopy and unctuous.
Country: El Salvador
Farm: La Fany
Farmer: Carmen and Rafael Da Silva
Farm size: 20.30 hectares
Coffee growing area: 20.30 hectares
Altitude: 1,450 m.a.s.l.
Processing system: Washed
Pacamaras have a very unique size, density and structure so don't expect them to grind like any other coffee. I find going a little finer than I normally would + allowing more time for the grinder to get its teeth into the bigger beans often leads to delicious results.
Medium dark - not too fast, not too slow, you need to push it to the first pops of second but get the development just right - so aim for perfect!
"Quick Look" Guide
Blackberry, cherry, brown sugar, gloopy.
Note: Cupping Scores for Acidity, Flavour, Balance & Overall are actually 6.5 each, not as above (software limitation, allows whole numbers only)
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