Christmas Present 'Blend' 2013


Bean name Christmas Present 'Blend' 2013
Other info Not a blend, but a very special single origin Christmas 'Gift' - see below



The 12th and final edition of the Has Bean Guest Blend series that ran throughout 2013, showcasing unusual blends that roasters would not usually make commercially available. This was a Christmas 'gift', presented in bespoke Has Bean Christmas wrapping paper, to Guest Blend subscribers and to 50 lucky purchasers on the Has Bean website. The coffee was free. It cost only the shipping charge and was sold out within two minutes of the midnight launch. Not a blend at all, the 'gift' consisted of a 250g bag of the much sought after and high retail value £25 single origin, Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Washed Yellow Pacamara 2013, that also appears in the archive in its own right.

Available Roasted Beans Only.
This is the 12th and final in a new line of guest coffee blends that we are introducing in 2013. Each month there will be a new coffee, for which there will be an original label in a different style of bag, and this month there will only be 50.
These are crazy, off the wall ideas that most roasters would be scared to share with you, but not us fearless souls at Has Bean Towers where we think the unthinkable.
This month's, well I'm not going to tell you, what I am going to tell you is:

1. It's a surprise, it comes wrapped in special Has Bean wrapping paper, you can keep it until Christmas if you want, but I suggest it's an early Christmas present.
2. It's free. You pay the postage and we give you an early Christmas present (the postage thing was so we could let international friends be involved and to stop people taking advantage)
3. YOU CAN ONLY ORDER 1. Anyone found trying to trick the system or sending to another address (we're checking IP addresses), Santa will not come to you.
4. Enjoy it, leave a review on the coffee, tell us on email how much you enjoy it.
5. It's a VERY special coffee, I mean VERY special.

And that's it, first 50 only get a bag. After this we will make sure that no one was naughty. If there are naughty people, we will re-launch at lunchtime Sunday (watch our twitter account for updates) to release those bags for resale, and Merry Christmas.


I have never felt the need to tell you about the colour of the Pacamaras we have had in the past, as I have only ever seen red. In fact my searching has not shown any other yellow Pacamaras sold before. There are some countries growing some of this for seed stock, but no one as far advanced as the Mierisch family.

This comes from the special auction that was held this year called Los Favoritos Fincas Mierisch where some very special lots were sold to the highest bidder. I had my eye on both of these lots, and was bidding but had to drop out of one of them before i had to sell my kidney. But with one going to Japan and one coming here to the UK, this is a super special chance to try something amazing.

I first came across this yellow Pacamara two years ago, when visiting the farm. I begged Erwin to sell us some back then, but he told me they were using all the crop to create more seedling to plant more coffee, but soon it would be available.

So why is this so rare ? Well this is a freak natural mutation from red fruit to yellow and was spotted by a security guard on the farm. They isolated it, harvested the seems for more seedlings and kept going and going.

In the cup well this is as special as the price. Expect lovely peach and apricot and yellow fruit. A creamy mouthfeel with pineapple and tropical fruit.

Farm: El Limoncillo
Farmer: Dr Erwin Mierisch
Region: Matagalpa
Farm Size: 171.00 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 109.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1200 masl
Varietal: YELLOW Pacamara
Processing System: Washed

Roasting Information:
Medium roast. It will take a little not take a darker roast at all, keep it light, a tough one.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Peach, apricot, creamy, pineapple, tropical fruit

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Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 89

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