Seven Seeds have worked with the Villatoro family for the last nine years. Three generations and counting, this family has continued to push the boundaries in processing experimentation and varietal selection. The El Salvadorian institute first conceived the Pacamara for coffee research in 1958. In the 1980s, after around 30 years of research, it was released to the world. The varietal itself is a cross of the Pacas and Maragogype varietals.
2022 marks the fifth year we have bought the Esperanza Pacamara from the Villatoro family.
The Pacamara is a mysterious coffee tree known for its larger-than-life-sized beans. The varietal has a tendency to be genetically unstable, responding jealously towards producers’ time with other trees. However, most importantly, it produces an amazing cup of coffee. As the saying goes, is the juice is worth the squeeze? In this case, the juice is tropical, best served with breakfast and most definitely worth the squeeze.
Michicoy, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
- PRODUCER Famillia Villatoro
- HISTORY 9th year of purchasing
- VARIETIES Pacamara
- PROCESS Fully Washed
- HARVEST Jan - Mar
- QUALITY SCORE 86.88
- ALTITUDE 1800 - 1950 masl
- LOT SIZE 345 KG
- PARTNERS Direct Trade