SV-131-202101 • Past harvest

Finca Santa Maria Pacamara Natural

  • Conventional (no certification): $7.3481 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: El Salvador
  • Variety: Pacamara
  • Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 85.0 points
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The coffee story

Finca Santa Maria belongs to the Pacas Family and it is located in the Santa Ana region, in the North-west of El Salvador, right next to the Santa Ana volcano.  

All coffees from Santa Maria are shade-grown and hand-picked. The farm supervisors manage the canopy in a way to allow more direct sunlight in winter and less over the summer. This ensures the plants, recently renovated, yield well without damaging them. The trees receive optimum levels of fertilizers and are pruned regularly. The volcanic soil is rich in nutrients, helping the cherries develop a high level of sugars that produce great coffees.

The process

Cherries are hand-picked and sorted at the farm. The coffee is taken to clay patios to sundry.
Produced & offered by Cafe Pacas
  • El Salvador
  • Group of farms
  • 4 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 3 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in

Long tradition in coffee, professional, large lots

Our family grows coffee in multiple farms in the Western part of El Salvador within the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountain range, a region known for its fertile volcanic soil. The Pacas variety was discovered in one of our farms, as well as the Bernardina. Some of our farms have been COE winners with coffees scoring above 90! Our mantra is "To love coffee as we love family". We watch it grow from seedling, we look after it, we nourish it with everything it needs to be its best. We cultivate and treasure our coffee. We believe in it. And when it grows and it is ready, we let it free to go wherever it wants, to all corners of the planet. Doesn't matter how far it goes and where it settles, we still feel it is part of us and we are proud of it. As a company, we are committed to providing our staff with good working conditions, decent wages and training. We also have an internal competition to motivate farm managers to increase the quality of the coffees. Read more about us here:

  • Process type
    Natural/Sun Dried
  • Altitude range
    1400m - 1750m
  • Harvest period
    January, 2021 - March, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: February, 2021
Cafe Pacas
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
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Key flavor notes
Red ripe fruit, Winey, Cacao, Plum, Dark berries
Seller (Pending)
Quality comment
Fruity with notes of plum jam and cocoa, mild malic acidity and a velvety body. Sweet and well balanced.
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Sensorial radar


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.