The coffee story
History of Café Tuxpal
Almost 93 years have passed since our ancestor, Petrona Palacios de Diaz put down a payment on a beautiful land in the Santa Ana volcano called “El Retiro”. She bought this land with the purpose of starting a family legacy in coffee and covered the land with bourbon coffee trees to start off her adventure.
Some years later, this land was inherited by her daughter, Petrona Diaz de Pacas, who kept working the land. The family went up to the farm frequently as the coffee forest grew all around. When it was time, divided the farm into three parts, which she gave to her three sons. Federico Pacas Diaz, the eldest, named his new plot after the former owners… Santa Petrona.
The hard work that was put into the farm was not forgotten, and Federico worked the land as his mother and grandmother had before him. He went up with his own family, took it upon himself to improve yields, plant trees for shade, improve the microclimate, and start producing coffee that represented this family legacy. This included the acquisition of more farms, expanding his own territory, and exploring other lands, climates and altitudes.
In 2012, his own son, Federico Pacas Lopez took over operations and focused on producing specialty coffee for export. This was a challenge, as 2012 was a year full of leaf rust and when the price crisis in coffee had already started. However, hope was not lost and the farm stands to this day as a symbol of our resilience.
In this method, we remove the cherry’s skin using a depulper. Then, we place it in dry fermentation tile tanks for 24 hours, where nature gets rid of most of the mucilage. Finally, the coffee is thoroughly washed with clean water and is later moved to dry. The coffee is dried in patios with a periodic and constant movement for no less than 9 days, until it reaches the desired percentage of humidity. We have our own dry mill where we hull, sort and grade the coffees, categorizing them by size, shape and density and using a UV light to spot defects and remove them from the batch.
Traditional coffee family w/ quality focus
Our family has been producing coffee since the 19th century when José Rosa Pacas bought his first farm in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range in El Salvador where he planted Bourbon varietal trees. Six generations later, coffee remains our true passion and inspiration, while we keep improving our methods, quality and diversity to obtain maximum excellence in coffee. In 1958, our ancestor Fernando Alberto Pacas Figueroa noticed an unusual shrub growing among bourbon coffee trees in Finca San Rafael. After consulting with friends and a thorough investigation in the University of Florida, it was determined that this was a natural mutation from bourbon coffee trees, resulting in a new coffee varietal. Nowadays, the Pacas varietal is most known for its cross with the Maragogype varietal, called Pacamara.Translate
1000m - 1300m
December, 2020 - December, 2020
Average yearly production in bags
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: February, 2021
Cupped: January, 2021
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoMilk chocolate, Nutella, Pip fruit, Herbal
Seller (Pending)Why this coffee is special: Our selection of coffees with scores of 83-84 points is harvested by hand when they reach the right ripeness under the shade of the native trees in the Apaneca Ilamatepeq and Cordillera El Balsamo mountain ranges.
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.
Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:
- Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
- EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.
Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.
2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.