The pacamara variety has generated a significant amount of interest in the specialty coffee community.
Alongside it’s distinctive size, its cup attributes give it outstanding experiences on the table. I ask Federico Bolanos, the Director of Coffee at Café Tuxpal and Viva Espresso with the Pacas family in El Salvador about this varietal and cup.
Coach of 2011 WBC Champion – Alejandro Mendez, coach of 7 barista champions of El Salvador: 2008-2014, as well as coach of the 2013 and 2014 World Barista Championship finalist, William Hernandez he has invaluable insight to share.
How long has the Pacas family been producing coffee?
The Pacas family have a long history with coffee. They have been producing coffee since the 19th century. The first Pacas family member to begin planting coffee was Jose Rosa Pacas. He initiated the family coffee legacy when purchased land in the Apaneca Lamatepec mountain range in El Salvador and planted Bourbon coffee trees. Now, the 5th generation is running operations and helping grow the business.