Plowshares Coffee Roasters
El Salvador Pacamara Las Delicias
|Hillburn, New York
|Ahuachapan Department, El Salvador.
Round nutty aroma, with a touch of smokiness and cedar. In the cup sweet, balanced acidity, medium body, creamy mouthfeel, softly fruity sweetness, hints of pine and chocolate. Mild nut and chocolate notes carry into the finish.
The Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon, has proven to produce exceptional coffee on many El Salvador farms. This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Plowshares Coffee Roasters is a small-batch roaster, wholesaler and internet retailer that focuses on socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Their motto, "With great coffee comes great responsibility." Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those looking for a medium-roasted coffee with sweet-toned, round character and excellent sustainable credentials.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 2008 tasting report: Unassuming Beauty: Coffees of El Salvador and Honduras