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El Socorro Pacamara

Guatemala

El Socorro Pacamara

Flavors of chocolate, lime, and papaya
It’s easy to say that El Socorro might be the best farm in Guatemala. Run by our longtime producer partner Juan Diego De La Cerda, it has a legacy of winning multiple Cup of Excellence honors each year. Juan Diego grows a large variety of coffees at El Socorro, this represents the world exclusive day lot of the Pacamara varietal from El Socorro. This varietal is a cross between the very rare Maragogype and the very common Pacas. When crossed together it creates one of the most award-winning coffee varietals in the world Pacamara.
For filter coffee we recommend 

1g of coffee to 16g of water by weight or 

1 tablespoon of coffee to 3oz of water by volume 

Grind Guide 

Every grinder is different, this guide will not necessarily give you the best results for you specific grinder. This is a comparative scale intended to help you discover the difference in grind settings for different methods and ultimately the best grind on your grinder. It works on a 1 to 10 scale, if you grinder has 10 grind settings and grinds from turkish (1) to french press (10) then you can simply use the guide recommendation and adjust to taste. If your grinder has 30 grind settings then you should multiply the recommended grind setting by three. For example if you are brewing flat bottom filter coffee (7) you should start with a grind setting of 21 on your grinder with 30 settings. 

1 finest to 10 coarsest 

1 Turkish

2 Espresso 

3 Moka Pot

4 Aero Press 

5 Hario 

6 Kalita, Cone Electric Drip

 7 Flat Bottom Electric Drip 

8 Chemex

9 Cold Brew, Toddy 

10 French Press

Adjusting Grind to Taste

After brewing, taste your coffee, if it is delicious, great news, enjoy! If it is lacking in some way, then adjusting your grind can be a great way to improve your brew. 

If you find your coffee to be flat, lifeless and have ashy or dry aftertaste you are probably grinding too fine and should adjust your grind coarser.  

If you find your coffee to be sour, papery or watery you are probably grinding too coarse and should adjust your grind finer.

For more tips, visit our Brewing page under the Learn tab.

Transparency is a core value in how we source coffee that is Fair For All. We believe that every coffee we source, roast, and brew should improve the lives of everyone involved.Working with Juan Diego De La Cerda at El Socorro is our oldest and longest-standing direct relationship. This year marks our 11th year of working together. We have held to our fixed contract of $6.00 per lb directly to El Socorro for this whole time. This Pacamara lot is one 5 micro-lots we purchased from El Socorro this year. It's composed of just 5 bags or 760 LBS of Green Coffee. $6.00 per LB is way above the Fair Trade price at $1.20 per LB when we purchased this lot.