Finca Cuxinales - Varietal Separation PACAMARABorealis Coffee Company
This big-bean coffee comes from one of the farms that Brian and David visited in March of 2019: Finca Cuxinales. Coffee has a wide range of different varietals such as caturra, the coveted Gesha, Pacas, maragogipe, or this particular hybrid of Pacas and Maragogipe: the PACAMARA.
Pacamaras usually have complex and intense aromas; medium to dense bodies with creamy textures; and elegant acidity with flavors that swing from sweet notes of chocolate and butterscotch to fruitier undertones of citrics, red berries, and stone fruits.
The Pacamara is a medium-sized tree with thick foliage, short internodes, and large leaves. The cherries it produces are long and have a small protuberance, and the seeds are large and oval in shape.
We roast this coffee on the lighter side of medium to bring out some of the tart, fruity notes and build up some thick, syrupy body. It's a great coffee to compare to the more traditional Caturra varietal from the same farm, which is also available on our website.
ABOUT THE FARM: (from the importer:)
Los Cuxinales is a plantation located in the southern Antigua valley. It’s lower altitude and sloped elevation allow for easy irrigation of the land resulting in a very consistent coffee crop with equally consistent quality. The name Cuxinales comes from the Cuxin tree, which is used to provide shade on the plantation. These trees attract multiple varieties of birds and insects, increasing the biodiversity of the farm. The soil is relatively rough and sandy compared to other farms in the surrounding area.