Pacamara – A true beauty of specialty coffees born in El Salvador

El Salvador, a country the size of Israel, with 23 volcanoes and a history as rugged as its geography gave birth to one of the most exotic and exquisite coffee species around: Pacamara

Pacamara’s flavor notes can drive anyone mad, with jasmine-like aroma, medium body, juicy citrus acidity and a rich, complex chocolate, raspberry, orange and cinnamon taste.

The origins of this exotic beauty, can be traced back to 1958, to the Institute of Coffee Studies in El Salvador, when, as the result of experiments, this hybrid born from crossing Pacas and Maragogype coffee was created, its name coming from the first letters of its parent plants.

The Parents

The Pacas variety of coffee was discovered in El Salvador, in the region of Ilamatepec / Santa Ana in 1949 at finca San Rafael, owned by the Pacas family (hence its name). It is a natural mutation of Bourbon with similar characteristics but with reduced sweetness and good body. The Maragogype is a mutation of the Typica variety recognized by its large grains. It has a low productivity, but it gives a high quality flavor cup.
Pacamara loves heights. Above 1,000 meters is where it grows the best, it is resistant to wind and its tree size makes it suitable to be harvested in steep terrain, making it a very suitable variety for the Salvadoran geography of high areas like Chalatenango.

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Comments (4)

  • Rose

    I am a devoted coffee drinker. My best friend Alma brought back a bag of Firebat citric-clementine coffee from El Salvador and it is the best coffee I have tasted in a long time. I would drink this coffee over any other brand hands down. Looking forward to trying your other brands.


    January 11, 2017 at 1:43 am
    • Gustavo Castelar

      Thank you Rose, we look forward to serve you.

      January 11, 2017 at 1:25 pm
  • Tania

    A parent treated our staff at school to some brewed coffee from Firebat coffee. “So this is what coffee is supposed to taste like”! Wonderful flavourful coffee!! I drink my coffee rich and sweet, this is the first coffee I can drink black and it is exceptional.

    July 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • Quique

    I’ve been enjoying this coffee for almost one year. Two days ago I received my “Limited Edition” Fall Blend. OMG best one yet!! Firebat coffee is crafted to perfection. I highly recommend any of their many different coffees. Great job Gustavo!!!

    October 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm

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