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Zoom El Salvador Finca Margarita Pacamara
Zoom El Salvador Finca Margarita Pacamara

El Salvador Finca Margarita Pacamara

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This world exclusive pacamara micro lot from Maria Zoila Piñeda is a real palate pleaser. Expect a bright and juicy flavour profile with a delicious aromatic, floral sweetness that is reminiscent of honeyed, ripe white peaches.

 

Expect : White Peach, Red Cherry, Honey
Enjoy with : Without Milk
Process : Washed

Location: Chalatenango, Northern El Salvador
Altitude: 1,400-1,600 metres above sea level
Preparation: Washed
Varietal: Pacamara
Owners: María Zoila Piñeda

Suited for : Chemex, Espresso, French Press, Pour Over, Stove Top
Enjoy : Without Milk

Pour Over
Grind Setting: Medium
Brew Time: 2 minutes
Coffee:Water 17g - 250ml

Espresso
Grind Setting: Fine
Brew Time: 26-30 seconds
Dose:Brewed Weight 18g dose : 36-38g yield

French Press
Grind Setting: Coarse
Brew Time: 4 minutes
Coffee:Water 17g : 250ml

Stove Top
Grind Setting: Fine (slightly coarser than for espresso, finer than an Aeropress)
Brew Time: Dependent on size and heating source
Coffee:Water 20g : 250ml (though dependent on size of Stove Top)

Chemex
Grind Setting: Very Coarse
Brew Time: 5 minutes (for a litre of coffee)
Coffee:Water 60g : 1L

Brew Guides

Size
Grind Size

El Salvador

It is the first North Star funded project designed to support Maria Zoila Piñeda - the producer behind Finca Margarita. With the help of export partners Caravela and Maria herself, we created a 3-stage infrastructure improvement project designed to bring about lot separation, better quality and consistency, efficient use of labour, lower emissions and ultimately, greater access to more income.

Read our origin guide

This Coffee's Story

The super-sized pacamara varietal is well-known for dominating many a Cup of Excellence competition in El Salvador due to its outstanding potential for achieving exceptional cup quality when grown at high altitude. The only caveat being that crops can yield less fruit and are generally more susceptible to disease and pests. Upon tasting Maria’s then honey-processed pacamara back in 2019, our host from Caravela informed us that past lots had reached scores of up to a tongue tingling 90 however the quality of the green coffee was inconsistent and unfortunately marked down accordingly.

Finca Margarita has since been the focus of North Star’s first funded infrastructure project alongside our friends and export partners Caravela. We are now into the second year of said project and in addition to the raised beds built in phase 1, Maria’s farm is now home to a new de-pulper and improved fermentation tanks which are helping to transform processing operations on the farm with respect to both yield and quality. Step forward this year's pacamara harvest which is edible proof of the impact the project is having.

We are beyond excited to welcome back this extra special washed micro lot for a second year. Expect a bright and juicy flavour profile with a delicate aromatic, floral sweetness that is reminiscent of honeyed, ripe white peaches. It’s a fruit forward, bold and characterful delight that is definitely not one to be missed. There’s limited availability of this stunner so grab a bag whilst you can!

Shipping Info

Delivery Times

**Please note that online orders between Tuesday 20th December and 3rd January 2023 will not be dispatched until the first week of the New Year. **

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20

Local Pick Ups

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival

Packaging Info

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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steve dickinson
Brilliantly fruity & uplifting!!!

As always, I read what's on the bag after tasting it. I read Peach ( it is UNDENIABLY there), Mango ( I disagreed... not that sweet... a sharper fruit?) & Rose ( I'd NOT spotted it, but subsequently picked it up in after-taste). However, the description on the shop-site WAS a better description. Scrub the Mango, it was definitely CHERRY in there!!!
The combination of sharpish peaches & red cherries really does make this a really uplifting brew with plenty of zinginess & a really positive fruitiness!!!
A BRILLIANT coffee when you need a 'lift'!!! Currently my 'Early-2023' favourite coffee & one I'll be purchasing again & again as long as it's available.

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Samuel Taylor
Bright morning coffee

Lovely change from Chelazos. Sweet and floral. Good on v60.

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