The Las Margaritas Farm is owned by Don Miquel, owner of one of our favourite farms, the Finca Granja La Esperanza, which has been in the family for three generations. Six farms belong in this group and are situated southwest of Colombia.
- Cherries are selectively handpicked as they become ripe and then are honey processed. The Pacamara varietal is a hybrid from the Maragogype and Pacas varietals. Maragogype is derived from a natural mutation of Typica which was discovered in Maragogype, Brazil in the 1870’s. It is classified as a giant plant, and the Pacamara takes its large tree and bean size from it. Pacas was discovered in El Salvador in the 1950’s and is a natural mutation of the Bourbon. Pacamara was developed in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s. It combines a big bean similar to the Maragogype with the floral notes of the Pacas.
- The Honey process is a method of preparing the beans in the removal of the sticky fruit and the mucilage. It is a relatively new technique first started in Costa Rica and now being practiced by higher end coffee mills. The drying process takes extra time and work and can be challenging but the natural sweetness it imparts to the bean is worth it.
- This is a wonderful coffee that I first tasted at a cupping with the lovely Priscilla whose extensive knowledge of coffee plants and methodology was exceptionally illuminating. We dark roasted this coffee so it has both strength as well as sweetness, it really is something special.
- You will receive 65 grams of roasted coffee beans for £5.00. At 5 grams per Cafetière you should be able to make 13 to 26 cups, depending on cup size and personal taste. This works out at between thirty-eight pence and nineteen pence per cup.