El Salvador Nicolas Mountain Pacamara - Cup of Excellence 2011

Summary

Bean name El Salvador Nicolas Mountain Pacamara - Cup of Excellence 2011
Country El Salvador
Region Region: Apaneca-Ilamatepec
Other info Varietal: Pacamara

Description

Nicolas Mountain, also known as Santa Teresa IV, is probably the only organic coffee plantation in the world surrounded by geysers and thermal water springs (onsen). This very unique farm is located in Ahuachapán, only 2 hours driving from Antigua Guatemala and 1 hour driving from San Salvador. In 2008 it won 4th Place in the Cup of Excellence. Nicolas Mountain gets its name after the 1st Grandson of Marco & Teresa Batres Nicolas Quiñonez Batres, the first born in the 6th generation of the Batres Farms family.

The combination of ideal mountain climate, fertile volcanic soil and pure mineral onsen water used to process the coffee give Nicolas Mountain (Santa Teresa IV) Pacamara coffee beans their superb specialty coffee characteristics.

The thermal waters of Santa Teresa were the source of the famous El Zapote baths, which were a tourist attraction in Ahuachapán for many years thanks to the well recognised curative powers of the potassium rich waters that gave visitors positive effects of the improvement of their health.

All Batres Farms organic coffee is washed with the warm mineral waters of Santa Teresa’s Geothermal Eco-Ok mill, also property of the very well known Batres Giammattei Family which also where the winners in the 2003 Cup of Excellence competition with their Altamira Estate Coffee (formerly known as El Madriado Estate).

In the cup expect plum and necatrines, mixed with a lovely spiciness of fresh cracked black pepper, a fantastic mouthfeel and finish of cherry.


Farm: Nicolas Mountain
Farmer: Marco Antonio Batres, Teresa Eugenia Giamattei Y Cia.
City: Ahuachapan
Region: Apaneca-Ilamatepec
Country: El Salvador
Altitude: 900 masl
Variety: Pacamara


Roasting Information:
This one is a medium roast, no more. Into the first pops of second if you must, but no more.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Plum, nectarines, black pepper, great mouthfeel, cherry.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 6/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 91

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