||Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Pulped Natural Yellow Pacamara 2017
||Varietal: Yellow Pacamara
Oh hello there! My name's Steve and I really like the colour red, it's my favourite, you might have guessed by all the red everywhere ;) however this is a rare occasion where I want to talk to you about a different colour, an amazing yellow that I've really fallen in love with. In the past we only had red Pacamaras, if you know me then you know I love red and I love Pacamaras so it was a match made in heaven! However a little while ago I came across a yellow Pacamara and wow, wow wow wow.
It was 5 years ago and I was in Nicaragua visiting Finca Limoncillo, I was introduced to this not-red Pacamara and after tasting a small sample I begged Erwin to sell us some but he told me they were using all the crop to create more seedling to plant more coffee, but that it would soon be available. Gone were the days of me being a red only kinda guy.
Fast forward 3 years and it was available in the Los Favoritos Fincas Mierisch auction where some very special lots were up for grabs to the highest bidder. After tasting what I tasted in Nicaragua I knew I had to have it, through the bidding process the entire production of yellow Pacamara from that year was split between us and another amazing roastery in Japan, and so the journey began. Because we stepped up then we are now at the front of the line to get the new crop as it grows into more and more commercial sizes. This also allows us to sell this coffee at half the original price, which is very exciting.
As I said this is a Pacamara varietal coffee. Pacamaras are a little crazy on the cupping table. Pacamaras are exciting. I like Pacamaras! Could ramble on about Pacamaras for a while, oh wait a minute, I did! If you'd like to know more about this fantastic varietal make sure to have a look at the article I wrote...
So why is this varietal so rare? Well it's a freak natural mutation from red fruit to yellow and was spotted by a security guard on the farm. They isolated it, harvested the seeds for more seedlings, and then just kept going and going.
In the cup this is dominated by yellow plums and white sugar with an aftertaste of pineapple and hints of fruity hops too.
Municipality: Yasica Norte
Farm Name: Limoncillo
Farmer: Dr. Erwin Mierisch
Farm Size: 171 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 109 Hectares?
Harvest Months: December - February
Diurnal Temperature Cycle: Avg High 28°C, Low 20°C
Altitude: 1,200 m.a.s.l.?
Varietal: Yellow Pacamara
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Medium - into the gap between cracks and let it develop, but drop before second starts.
"Quick Look" Guide
Yellow plum, white sugar, pineapple, fruity hops.
Note: Cupping Score for Sweetness is actually 7.5 & Aftertaste is 6.5, not as above (software limitation, allows whole numbers only)
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