Our first venture into espresso roasts came earlier this year with our first release of El Retiro. It was a coffee that immediately jumped off the cupping table, and had all the natural qualities for a great shot. It also turned out to be a huge crowd favourite. So by popular demand, we’re pleased to have a fresh crop return to the lineup. Once again developed for espresso, but this time featuring the Pacamara varietal - the Pacas family’s namesake coffee.
El Retiro is a Cup of Excellence winning farm where coffee cherries grow under the shade of Inga and other mountain trees. The heavy leaf fall from these shade trees promotes soil fertility and, in turn, cup quality.
Although El Retiro is developed for espresso, classic coffee lovers will enjoy this one no matter the brew method.
Guaranteed to be shipped within seven days of the roast date.
GROUND COFFEE ORDERS:
We only offer a universal medium grind suitable for Auto Drip, French Press, Pourover and Aeropress. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate other grind requests, including espresso.
MEET MARIA PACAS
Director of Operations, Cafe Pacas
For generations, Cafe Pacas has been dedicated to the cultivation, processing and export of specialty coffees in Western El Salvador. Their family operation includes multiple farms in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountains, a region known for its volcanic and fertile soils.
The Pacas family influence goes as far as having their own coffee varietal – the Pacas varietal – which is sought after globally and widely cultivated in and around El Salvador.
As Director of Operations, Maria represents the fifth generation of her family’s legacy. She is also a Board Member for the International Women in Coffee Association in El Salvador (AMCES). Their mission is to “Empower women in the coffee community so that they can live a dignified and sustainable life, encouraging them to participate in all parts of the coffee industry.”