Los Congos, Pacamara
When Jose Rene Martin first set out to plant coffee on his farm near San Fernando de Nueva Segovia, he wanted to do something different than other producers in Nicaragua. He wanted to do something big. You'll notice that these coffee beans look a bit different than normal; they're physically large in size. Pacamara is a natural hybrid of two varieties, Pacas and Maragogype. The latter is a naturally large coffee plant - big trees, big leafs, big "elephant" beans. Taking the advice of a friend who lauded the plant's productivity and hardiness, Jose Rene did extensive plantings. But the real strength of Pacamara lies with its unique flavor profile. Today, Jose Rene's son, Rene, owns and operates the 32 hectare Los Congos farm with much care and consideration that shines through in the prized Pacamara harvest. Expect a lovely cup that radiates with juicy nectarine, sweet limeade and cola.