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Santa Juana COE #11 - El Salvador Filter

Orangenblüten, Jasmin, Wilder Honig
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    The Bernardina variety was discovered in 2013 as a mutation on the farm Los Bellotos in El Salvador. The farm belongs to Pacas Café, and is run by Maria Pacas.

    According to DNA analysis, the variety is 70% similar to geisha varieties, the remaining 30% was not available in any coffee database until now. The most similar variety is one from Agaro, Ethiopia.

    The variety comes with an even more intense flavour profile than Geisha coffee: floral aroma of jasmine and orange blossom, with tropical notes of mango and the sweetness of wild honey.

    Maria Pacas named the variety after farm mamager Roberto Bernadine Merche, who found the first 5 trees on Bellotos, and has always stressed that these trees are special.

    The coffee was first processed separately in 2013 as a lot of 18kg and roasted by Proud Marias in Melbourne, Australia. At the time, the coffee was priced at $52/pound. Since then, the variety has had a tremendous success story.

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    Find the right grind. You can get the most out of your coffee by grinding your beans just before brewing. Take a look at the equipment selection if you are interested in a grinder.

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    Frenchpress and Aeropress are ground on the same setting.


    Cultivated with love by great farmers. 100% Arabica coffee, harvested when ripe and carefully processed. Sustainable and fairly traded.


    Freshly roasted, packed and shipped safely to you by DHL.


    Our standard bags contain 250g and are 100% recyclable. No mixed materials.


    Take your tried-and-tested recipe as a starting point for this roast, or get help from our brew guides.

    Scoring Card

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    About the coffee

    Orangenblüten, Jasmine, Wilder Honig

    Score: 89.50
    Sweetness: 4/5 Melone
    Acidity: 4/5 tropisch
    4/5 intensiv, dicht
    4/5 fruchtig

    Variety: Bernardina
    Processing: Natural
    Harvesting Year: 2022
    Drying Time: 25-30 days

    Suggested brew recipe:
    1:16,5 (z.B. 15gr Kaffee auf 250gr Wasser) in 2,5 bis 3,5 Minuten

    About the coffee

    This COE comes from El Salvador, from the Finca Santa Juana farm in Santa Ana.

    The beans of this lot of the Bernardina variety were processed naturally: The coffee cherries are carefully picked by hand on the farm. After harvesting, all unripe, dry or green cherries are sorted out. The coffee cherries are then transported to the Vivagua mill. There they are not de-pulped, but immediately spread out on raised shade beds to dry. These layers of coffee are moved 5-8 times a day. At night, the coffee is piled into small batches and covered with jute bags to protect it from dew or unexpected rains. The humidity of the coffee is measured daily. Once it reaches 12%, the coffee is packed in jute bags and kept in a pre-assigned location in the warehouse to ensure traceability. The jute remains in the warehouse until it is ready to be dry ground and exported. The total drying time is 25-30 days.

    The farm | Finca Santa Juana

    Die Farm St. Juana gehört er Pacas Familie, die inzwischen über 19 Farmen in El Salvador besitzt. Die Bernardina ist einzigartig und wurde 2013 von Marias Pacas als Mutation auf ihrer Farm Los Bellotos entdeckt.

    New Partner
    Andres Palma
    Type of Farm:
    Family-run micro farm

    Region, Country: Santa Ana, El Salvador
    1.730 masl
    Soil type: Loamy
    Fertilisation method: Organic
    Shadow Type: grown in the shade
    Processing location:
    On the farm
    Number of varieties: various
    Harvest season:

    Cup Of Excellence

    About the farm

    Finca Santa Juana is a coffee farm owned by the Pacas family since 1927. The farm is located in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountains and grows the Bourbon and Bernardina varieties. Ingas and mountain trees are used to create an ideal temperature and microclimate for coffee growth. The result is a unique and exceptional coffee product. The farm employs 24 families and Café Pacas, as part of its social responsibility, offers a wellness programme with workshops on self-esteem, conflict resolution, addiction management and clinical psychology. Café Pacas also runs an annual campaign to support people with vision problems.

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