Finca Los Bellotos is located in the western part of a volcano called Cerro Verde and it was bought by Cafè Pacas in 2012.
The Pacas family’s enterprise goes back five generations, spanning across 150 years. Today Café Pacas is comprised of various farms and the Pacas variety was discovered in one of these.
This farm takes its name from the famous, gorgeous, endangered Belloto trees that can be easily found around the farm and create a dense canopy of shade for the coffee.
The farm also faces the Izalco Volcano which protects coffee trees from wind.
Labors at this farm starts earlier than usual in the morning. The reason is because here, in the afternoon, fog enters through the farm and interferes with visibility.
Ruperto Bernardino Merche is the farm manager and believes in the goodness of humans. He has been able to create a team of hard working (tolerance to coffee rust is extremely low), spiritual souls that make big efforts to produce amazing coffees.
Finca Los Bellotos is one of the most beautiful and well kept farm we have ever visited and is where the famous Bernardina varietal was discovered!
Where does this coffee come from?
Our blends and combinations are created using coffee from the same estates where we source the beans for our single-estate coffees.
This coffee comes from the following estates (click on them to find out more):
The coffee doses indicated below refer to a double shot extraction, that is, two espresso cups at the same time. Stay in the range that we recommend for each of our lines, have fun evaluating the differences in the extraction as the dose varies and let us know which dose produces the best extraction in your opinion!
The extraction parameters we suggest here are not imperative. Have fun trying the recipes of the World Aeropress Championship champions: you can find them on the AeroPress.com website.
The extraction parameters we suggest here are not imperative: you can try to use different doses by reducing or slightly increasing the amount of coffee per liter of water and/or to change the extraction time, while remaining in the suggested range. Let us know what tests you did and what differences you perceive in the taste of coffee.