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Zoom El Salvador Finca Margarita Pacas

El Salvador Finca Margarita Pacas

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We’re delighted to welcome back this exceptional lot from Maria Zoila Piñeda and her farm, Finca Margarita.

This coffee is beautifully balanced and versatile, working well through your espresso machine and on various filter brew methods. It will take well to milk should you want to add some but also has loads of sweetness and character when served without. Enjoy notes of cherry and orange with hints of marzipan.

Expect : Cherry, Orange, Marzipan
Enjoy with : With or Without Milk
Process : Washed

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

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

Pour Over
Grind Setting: Medium
Brew Time: 1 minute 30 seconds - 2 minutes
Coffee:Water 16g - 250ml

Espresso
Grind Setting: Fine
Brew Time: 28-31 seconds
Dose:Brewed Weight 16-18g dose : 33-37g yield

French Press
Grind Setting: Coarse
Brew Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds - 4 minutes
Coffee:Water 20g : 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 22g : 250ml (though dependent on size of Stove Top)

Chemex
Grind Setting: Very Coarse
Brew Time: 5 minutes (for a litre of coffee)
Coffee:Water 70g : 1L

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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

We have worked with Maria since 2017 thanks to her involvement with the Chelazos co-operative. More recently, Maria has become the focus or our very first infrastructure project. This project has been co-funded alongside Caravela Coffee and is designed to bring about greater resilience to climate change in years to come, ultimately aiming to safeguard the future of coffee.

We identified the need for this project following a secondary trip we made in 2019 to gauge how we could support our purchases further. You can read more detail about all of this but in short, this trip highlighted the need for better infrastructure on Finca Margarita (Maria’s farm), that would enable her to access more income for her coffee and further improve quality to safeguard herself from potential losses in yield brought about by climate-change related pests and disease.

We are now into the second year of our infrastructure 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 pacas harvest which is edble proof of the impact the project is having.

The artwork supplied with this coffee was painted by Maria for the roastery as a thank you for our investment in her business. The region of La Palma is well known locally for bright and colourful murals which cover roadside buildings and her work takes inspiration from this whilst capturing the beauty of coffee farms. We encourage you to send the postcard on, sharing the coffee love and praising the power of partnerships.

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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1kg Recyclable LDPE 4

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Customer Reviews

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Thomas White

Less traditional flavour, nice.

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Sarah
El Salvador Finca Margarita Pacas

Fantastic coffee - this has become our new favourite - highly recommend!

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Alan Masters
Star Gift

Excellent service as the coffee was a gift and not for myself l have had feedback and they were very pleased with the coffee rated 10 stars

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