El Socorro Pacamara
Apricot, Panela, Cream
Origin: Palencia, Guatemala
Producers: Juan Diego de la Cerda
This is our last El Socorro lot for the season, and we may have saved the best for last. This coffee is a pacamara lot, which keen observers might have noticed by the larger size of the beans. Pacamara can make for a delicious cup, but it's one of the trickier coffee plants to grow since its susceptible to coffee rust and other diseases, and the yield year-to-year can be inconsistent. Thankfully, seasoned growers like Juan Dieago De La Cerda have the expertise and resources to produce high quality pacamara coffees, which is a huge win for specialty coffee lovers around the world.
This particular cup is giving us a fun mash-up of stonefruit tartness and full-bodied sweetness. We're tasting some apricot notes amongst a rich, layered sweetness that reminds us of unrefined cane sugar. It's a delicious coffee - and we've come to expect nothing less from all the lots out of El Socorro. We're very happy we were able to bring more of Juan Diego's excellent coffee to the club, and we look forward to another fruitful season in 2021!