The Coffee Pacamara is an extraordinary hybrid from an artificial crossing of Pacas variety from El Salvador and Maragogipe variety from Brazil. Pacamara has a genetic ancestry that began back in 1958 on the experimental gardens of the ISIC, Salvadoran Coffee Research Institute, and some chosen farms.
The Story Café Granja La Esperanza represents the heart of the Colombian Coffee Culture. The original farm “Potosí” was acquired by Israel Correa and Carmen Rosa Vega in 1930. The couple had 14 children among who was Blanca Ligia Correa who married Juan Antonio Herrera, they were assigned to work and live at the Potosí farm.
The Roast Roasting a Colombia coffee requires a fair amount of aggression. These high-altitude coffees and large bean varietals need significant heat early in their roast. However, once the bean is to the point of drying, they have a lot of momentum that carries them through the remainder of the roast. As the airflow increases on the coffee during maillard, judicious reductions in heat are needed to keep the roast from getting away from you. Early intensity is rewarded with gentle development later on producing a coffee with a nice brightness but balanced and sweet. Highlighting the natural acidity of citrus fruit with milk chocolate and caramel, this coffee is a crowd pleaser.