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Off Color Brewing // Coffee DinoSmores (2018)

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Dark Matter Coffee Company // El Salvador Finca Las Marias

Dark Matter Coffee Company // El Salvador Finca Las Marias

Dark Matter Coffee has been a longtime partner of Federico Pacas – one of the most internationally renown coffee producers in Central America. In fact, their relationship with Federico Pacas is the oldest farming partnership for Dark Matter Coffee. The Pacas family is known throughout the coffee industry as royalty, with genetics, processing techniques that are second to none. Federico Pacas owns Cafe Tuxpal, a mill that processes his farms Santa Petrona, San Jose, Vista Hermosa in addition to other neighboring farms.

One of those other farms that falls under the Cafe Tuxpal umbrella is Finca Las Marias, which is located in Santa Ana, El Salvador. The lot has a low elevation, sitting at about 1000 meters above sea level, and includes about 18 hectares of Pacas varietals planted in 2012, as well as some San Pacho plants, which are intelligently used to mitigate wind damage and act as a first line of defense against spread of disease.

The Pacas genetic was actually discovered on a nearby farm, Santa Petrona, by the Pacas family as a spontaneous Bourbon gene mutation. This genetic mutation makes the Pacas coffee plant more susceptible to Roya (coffee rust). To protect the plants from winds that carry Roya, Pacas is grown in valleys lined by the resilient and stalky San Pacho coffee plants.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re cupping the El Salvador Finca Las Marias, from Dark Matter Coffee Company in Chicago, Illinois. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS

region: Santa Ana, El Salvador
farm: Finca Las Marias
producer: Federico Pacas
association: N/A
elevation: 1000 meters above sea level
cultivars: Pacas
process: natural

CUPPINGNOTES

floral-forward, honey, mango, spiced rum, mild earthiness

FINALTHOUGHTS

All in all, the El Salvador Finca Las Marias was a pretty unique offering from Dark Matter Coffee.

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