Nicaragua Limoncillo Red Pacamara

Nicaragua Limoncillo Red Pacamara

This coffee is pretty interesting to me because up until 2018 I wasn't aware of the uniqueness. A reminder that even after several years of doing this there are things that still don't quite register on your radar. 

Pacamaras first came about via a farm in El Salvador via a marriage between the Pacas (discovered on the Pacas farm in El Salvador) and Maragogipe  varietals to form Paca-Mara. It was defined as Red Pacamara at first but when the M's planeted some on their farms it mutated to yellow. Sadly no yellow pacs on the horizon until 2019 (it would... Read More

This coffee is pretty interesting to me because up until 2018 I wasn't aware of the uniqueness. A reminder that even after several years of doing this there are things that still don't quite register on your radar. 

Pacamaras first came about via a farm in El Salvador via a marriage between the Pacas (discovered on the Pacas farm in El Salvador) and Maragogipe  varietals to form Paca-Mara. It was defined as Red Pacamara at first but when the M's planeted some on their farms it mutated to yellow. Sadly no yellow pacs on the horizon until 2019 (it would be much higher in price) but we do have the red available.

It's a rather large coffee beans and one that doesnt, at least for me, tend to roast easily in the roaster so it takes a bit of dedication to your senses and extra attention to how it's performing in the roaster.  

As a coffee from Nicaragua you don't generally associate winey tasting coffees but this one certainly has it going on. A rather large heavy mouthfeel with berry tones. 

On the limoncillo estate where I've been each year I visit - has the waterfall I went into. That has zero to do with the coffee but it was such an enjoyable waterfall I really wanted to mention it.

 

 

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