With this delivery we’ve got two firsts for Brew Crew: the first Pacamara varietal; and the first honey process.
Let’s dive into the first part: Pacarama is a hybrid varietal created by the Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research, with work starting back in 1958.
Researchers wanted to take the higher productivity, adaptability to local conditions, ability to resist wind, sunlight and droughts of the Pacas varietal with the vitality, lushness and bigger bean size of the Red Maragogipe, as well as its better cup quality. This results in a very uniquely flavoured coffee.
This is also a honey process coffee, which means the beans are processed at the farm with some of the mucilage (flesh) of the coffee cherry left intact as the bean dries.
This gives a little more sweetness and fruit flavour.