Why Pacamara is unique to El Salvador

The Pacamara bean story

The Pacamara coffee varietal is the result from the crossing of Pacas – a mutation of the Bourbon coffee plant, and the Maragogipe coffee plant known for it’s enormous bean size.The idea was put forward to blend the characteristics of the delicate but fascinating Maragogipe with the robust and reliable Pacas at the Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research (ISIC) back in 1958. It took around 30 years of careful scientific research to create the Pacamara Read more…

The Bean Story

Santa Leticia have continued the long standing tradition of growing coffee since 1873. Known for growing one of the most popular coffee varietal called Bourbon which is a botanical variety of Coffee Arabica and one of the oldest and most traditional of coffee varieties. Bourbon coffee produces a cup quality of delicate taste, clean, agreeable exquisite aroma, and added to these characteristics, excellent acidity and body. The nursery Renewing the farm is a permanent activity Read more…

The Santa Leticia Estate

The estate is located in a beautiful valley close to the township of Apaneca, at an altitude ranging from 4,000 ft to 5,700 ft. The Apaneca mountain range is found in the region of Ahuachapán, El Salvador’s centre of coffee production. This area has produced many award-winning coffees. There are several active volcanos spread across the landscape, with the Santa Ana most recently erupting in 2005. It is surrounded by colorful towns right in the Read more…

Introducing El Salvador

El Salvador is a country in Central America, bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Ring of Fire, it is a coffee loving nation. Its rich volcanic soil and high altitude cultivates the highest quality Arabica coffee and some of the best on the world. Coffee growing was its primary export worldwide during many decades and now the civil war is over it is well on its way to becoming its main export to all Read more…