Finca Don Julian is located about 1600 meters above sea level and grows its coffee in rich, black volcanic soil. The growing area is in a protected tropical rainforest gives the coffee a unique flavour, great acidity and bold body.
Today, Hacienda Don Julian has 60,000 pacamara, 15,000 geisha, 10,000 typica plants on site. The pacamara has won many awards including Best of Panama, so has our Typica…..the geisha are still young but very healthy.
This farm has not only the best coffee but also has an absolutely protected environment, 100% pollution-free. Thousands of trees have incredible harmony with coffee plants, all we can hear are birds chipping sound, water sound( a small river run thru this farm), and wind sound.
Pacamara is a hybrid of two coffee varietals: Pacas, which is a Bourbon mutation, and Maragogipe, which is a Typica mutation. It was developed in El Salvador in the mid-twentieth century. The mixture at its best produces very deep, brothy flavours that always seem reminiscent of dark fruit like plums, raisins and prunes.
This is a natural processed coffee, a brief explanation of which is required to understand the terminology. Since the advent of micro-milling machines, most notably that developed by Penagos in Colombia, small farms have the ability to process their own coffee for a somewhat modest cost of entry.
These machines use pressurized water mist to strip away the outer skin of the coffee cherry and can remove pulp (the fruit surrounding the coffee husk) to a fine tolerance, leaving selective amounts of pulp to dry on the husk. When all the pulp is removed it is fully washed. When a tiny amount remains, it is called yellow honey; when a little more remains it is considered red honey, and a lot remaining is black honey. Neither the skin nor the pulp being removed results in a natural processed coffee (like this one).
This Pacamara coffee will blow your mind away. Very juicy mouthfeel with tropical fruit, raspberry & pineapple fruity notes, some spice notes finish that commonly found in Pacamara coffee. A wonderful coffee to slowly sip in the evening.