SV-54-202001 Past harvest

San Joaquin Red Bourbon Natural

  • $7.8298 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
El Salvador
Red Bourbon
Process type
Natural/Sun Dried
Altitude range
1500m - 1750m
Harvest period
January, 2020 - January, 2020
Seller's cupping score (SCA)
85.0 points
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Cafe Pacas
Produced & offered by Cafe Pacas
  • El Salvador
  • Group of farms
  • 4 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 3 Roaster relationships
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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:

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Farm: Finca San Joaquin Farm size: 57 hectares Location: Apaneca -Ilamatepec mountain range, Las Cruces canton, Santa Ana department Soil: Clay loam Varietals cultivated at the farm: Bourbon Processes: Washed, semi-washed, honey and natural Yearly average rainfall: 2328 mm Average age of the trees: From 1 to 70 years Harvest period: January to March Average Temperature: 14.16°c to 28.92°c Mandador: William Zunigar Agricultural manager: Juan Alberto Gonçalez San Joaquin is our family's oldest farm and was bought by my father's great-great-grandmother Petrona Palacios de Diaz in 1905, then a plot of 17 hectares. It was named after the patron of my family's original hometown. I have been visiting San Joaquin from childhood and the view of the farm is one of my favourite things. We also have a natural cypress forest which provides a habitat for endangered mammals, birds and reptiles. The farm is located on the Ayeco mount on the Northeast of the Ilamatepec volcano. We call it "the farm of the morning sun" because the trees are only exposed to direct sunlight in the hours of the morning. This factor creates excellent conditions for coffee growing as it slows down the maturation process of the cherries, helping in the development of sugars that make the cup profile from San Joaquin so special.  San Joaquin's steep slopes make the work of pickers tricky. During harvest, we have from 60 to 70 workers dedicated to San Joaquin. El Salvador has been struggling with leaf rust and the Bourbon variety is not very resistant, so we carefully monitor the farm's health every 2 weeks. We also apply fertilizers from 3 to 5 times a year, keeping the trees strong and with better natural defences. The shade canopy is managed with precision: during harvest, we make sure to have 70% of shade and during winter, only 40%. 
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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.

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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
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3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
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