Finca don Jaime is small eight-hectare farm owned and run by producer Jaime Guevara in the Chalatenango district of Alotepec-Metapán in El Salvador. This high altitude region is known for producing some of the country's most exceptional, often award winning coffees. The farm has four varieties and this micro-lot is a honey processed Pacamara, a variety born in the nearby Apaneca-Ilamatepeque region.
The farm is focused very much on quality and Jamie has installed raised drying beds, more typical of those found in East Africa to better control the drying phase after fermentation of his coffee. These beds improve control over traditional concrete patio method and to help move Jaime’s coffee quality further Artisan Roast have funded the building of a shading system for the beds. This helps the coffee to be cured at even lower temperatures, retaining more sweetness.
Sweetness is an attribute very present in this Pacamara cultivar micro-lot. This year’s crop is full of moreish dessert like attributes led by a rich treacle and orange citrus flavours. These are enhanced by a viscous mouthfeel and positive sweetness that lead onto further flavours of chocolate and plum. The sweetness balances off the acidity with is medium to low in intensity, just enough to bring structure and support to the aftertaste.