Brewing Recommendation: Filter Brew / Modern Espresso
Have you heard of the Pache varietal?
Pache is a natural mutation of the Typica varietal where a single gene is changed, resulting in a smaller plant (dwarfism). It produces good flavours, can be compactly planted for higher productivity, but is highly susceptible to major coffee diseases without proper care.
The farm owner, Fernando Contreras, cultivates the Pache varietal as well as many others like Lempiras and Catuai. Started in 2012, Contreras' goal with the farm is to make sure that it is environmental friendly. This leads him to a decision where he only produces natural processed coffee because there's much less water used in the proces; that also means less risk of water pollution.
On the Naming of the Coffee
At The Crackpots Coffee Roaster, we always try to help beginners and advanced drinkers to understand more about coffees. One of our efforts is to explain the various cryptic names of coffees which could be confusing.
Here’s a breakdown of this coffee:
The Republic of Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
La Paz Marcala
Marcala is a municipality in the department of La Paz, Honduras. Known for its coffee production, the region proudly claims to be the first "protected origin denomination" for coffee.
Finca Entre Caminos
The farm’s name, where finca means estate/ranch/farm in Spanish.
The lot number where this current coffee is produced from. Farmers/producers often use these numbering to keep track of their yearly offerings as they process their coffees by batch/lot.