El Salvador Ahuachapán Finca Las Ninfas Pacamara

El Salvador Fincas Las Ninfas Pacamara

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Product Description

El Salvador Ahuachapán Finca Las Ninfas Pacamara.

Bright/tart, clean fruity passionfruit, mango, strawberry, honey. Background cocoa/herbal.

This microlot comes to us from Finca Las Ninfas (The Nymps), which is owned and operated by third-generation coffee farmer Ricardo Valdivieso and his family. This is a microlot and we WILL run out.

This hybrid “Honey” processed coffee is in many ways very similar to a pulped natural or semi-washed, the coffee cherry’s skins have been mechanically removed by a depulper, but some of the flesh of the fruit was allowed to remain on the seed.

Rather than fermenting in a tank to remove the mucilage, the coffee was taken directly into the sun to dry. The result is an extraordinarily flavorful coffee that retains some of the nicest qualities of both the fully washed and cherry-dried processes.

Consider your desired flavor profile fairly flexible with this coffee. You can be gentle or aggressive with heat. A longer roast produces less acidity, but with the same sweetness and flavors at the same color.

This coffee is sourced from Finca Las Ninfas which is located near the town of Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. It is the sister farm to Finca Santa Leticia, and companion lot to some other unique Pacamara coffees including a dry-processed and wet-processed version.

Ricardo’s grandfather purchased the land in 1870. Finca Las Ninfas was passed down to Ricardo during a time of great turmoil in El Salvador’s history. At the peak of conflict in the 1980s, Ricardo came face to face with a firing squad in defense of his family’s land. He was not shot but spent many years in exile before he was able to return.

Today, Ricardo works with his daughter, Monica, to protect their groves of bourbon and pacamara varietals from leaf rust.

In addition to coffee, Ricardo and Monica operate a beautiful hotel and restaurant at their other farm called Finca Santa Leticia, names after his wife. Mayan artifacts that Ricardo’s father discovered on the property have also been preserved as an archaeological site for visitors to enjoy.

The cool climate and the volcanic soil of these plantations located at the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range combine to produce large bold beans with a warm exotic fruitiness overlaying a crystal clear rich acidity. Fed by generous tropical rains and nurtured by a rare and ancient Mayan soil, the mild coffees of Altamira boast a fragrant aroma and pleasant aftertaste. The soil is sandy loam and volcanic rock (Really, a volcano blew up not that long ago!)

The cool climate and the volcanic soil of these plantations located at the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range combine to produce large bold beans with a warm exotic fruitiness overlaying a crystal clear rich acidity. Fed by generous tropical rains and nurtured by a rare and ancient Mayan soil, the mild coffees of Altamira boast a fragrant aroma and pleasant aftertaste. The soil is sandy loam and volcanic (Really, a volcano blew up recently!)Santa Leticia is located near the Ilamatepec cinder cone Volcano in the Apaneca Ilamatepec region of Northern El Salvador.




El Salvador Ahuachapán Finca Las Ninfas Pacamara

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Quick Overview

Bright/tart, clean fruity passionfruit, mango, strawberry, honey. Background cocoa/herbal.

Additional Information

Elevation About 4300 feet
Farm Finca Las Ninfas
Origin Central America
Farmer Ricardo Valdivieso
City Ahuachapán Department, North Western El Salvador
Region Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, Apaneca, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Processing system Partially depulped and dried in the sun.
Variety Pacamara
Climate Cool. Annual rainfall of 2,000 to 2, 500 mm, relative humidity ranging from 70% and temperatures from around 70 to 75 degrees fahrenheit.
Soil Type volcanic, franc/clay, extremely well drained and with a very high organic matter contents.

Customer Reviews

  1. Unusual but very nice Review by JamesP
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    Largest coffee beans I've ever seen, some over half an inch - I should have measured and weighed. Roasted as per suggestion: longer to reduce acidity. Took to 2nd crack (beginning to show sheen), let rest for over 3 days. Very smooth, muted sweetness, good body. I'm not good at describing but I really liked this coffee. (Posted on 3/1/17)

    Attributes: Sweetness - Honey
    Attributes: Body - Creamy, Body - Medium

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes, a great choice.

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