Café Pacas, Producer
Bourbon. Grown at 1400 masl.
Just north of the Santa Ana Volcano is another smaller volcano named El Retiro. The Pacas family has been growing bourbon trees at their farm (called El Retiro) since 1927, which have been immaculately maintained and replanted with careful selection and attention to detail. Café Grumpy has purchased the tiny peaberry lot from this farm since 2013, and we we fell in love with the classic red bourbon this season. Café Pacas is always pushing forward in terms of innovation, and after two years of research, they have planted a small lot of Bernardina at El Retiro. Bernardina is a new variety that one of their farm managers discovered which is similar in character to Geisha. We are all looking forward to the results of this lot in a few years’ time. Café Pacas also has the honor of having named the Pacas variety, which was discovered by Don Alberto Pacas in the 1950s.
In order to maintain their exacting standards of quality, Café Pacas provides eye exams, on-site technical training, and pre-harvest consultation with the pickers and farm managers. Psychological and social counseling is also available for children to help them develop conflict resolution skills and improve the community at large.