El Salvador COE #13, Finca The Sugar Maples
Notes: Tart citrus, orange pitch, peanut butter ice cream, some florality, subtle rose
Region: El Salvador, Metapán
Producers: Finca The Sugar Maples, Roxana Yamileth Zelaya Guardado
Process: Natural, anaerobic fermentation
The Pacamara Variety: This is a generally high cup scoring variety, grown mostly in El Salvador. It was created as a cross between the two varieties, Pacas and Maragogipe, hence Paca-Mara.
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