Product Details

El Salvador Finca San Francisco Pacamara Pre-Soaked Washed

Cup profile and tasting notes

Very clean, fresh and complex - zesty lemon high notes, milk chocolate in the roundness of the cup and sweet floral properties that bring a balance to the cup – super clean mouthfeel.

Coffee Pacamara
Farm Finca San Francisco
Variety Pacamara
Process Pre-soaked Washed
Altitude 1,110 masl
Owner Urrutias family
City/Town Atiquizaya
Region El Balsamo Mountain Range
Country El Salvador
Certification Grown with natural soil conditioners / RFA


Average rating

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A different Tim to the other reviewer!
These guys are right to be proud of this one. Very tasty and rather fruity - light and yet powerful! Yummy when made in my cafetière
Fruity (dates?), nuts (hazelnut) with vanilla undertones. Soft easy drinking. Very tasty and will be buying more.
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Where do we deliver?

We would deliver to Mars if we could – to reach the whole of the universe with good coffee, but it is not that simple – so for now we deliver to:

UK: Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Forces Post Office.

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

How long will it take?

We do not work at weekends so the term working day means Monday to Friday. If you place an order on the weekend it will not be sent out until Monday.

All orders placed before 13:00hrs 'normally' go out the same day. We do not guarantee orders go out the same day as ordered.

Royal Mail - You can order up to 2kg (7 x 250g bags) using Royal Mail first or second class - orders over 2kg will be sent using Interlink Next Day

UK Mail Next Day  - using this service you can order up to 10kg (38 x 250g bags) will ensure your order gets to you the next working day once the order is despatched from the roastery.

If you use this service you maybe required to sign for the delivery unless you elect to take responsibility for loss if left in a safe place. You will receive an email update from UKMail with a one hour delivery window and using the consignment number you track your order.

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Once you have placed your order you will receive 2 status updates - they will be:
Order confirmation – this means we have received your order and the coffee is yet to be roasted.
Shipped confirmation – this means your order has left our roastery by your chosen method.

Do we meet our delivery deadlines?

We try our best to meet the delivery deadline quoted, but on the odd occasion a parcel can be delayed due to reasons that are out of our control.

Why don't we offer free postage?

Nothing is free in life. We know you all love free postage and sometimes we do offer it as part of a promotion, but it is our policy to charge for postage. We have considered offering free postage but the costs would have to be absorbed elsewhere by you the customer. We don’t hide our postage costs.

Missing, Damaged or Incorrect Orders

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Please note: Royal Mail does not class an international shipment as lost or missing for 28 working days unfortunately we can not take any action until this time has passed.  During that time we recommend that you ask your local sorting office / post office if they've tried to deliver (even if they haven't left a card) and ask your neighbours if your order has been left with them.  You should also check that the delivery address you gave us is correct, this can be found on your shipping confirmation email.  If your delivery still hasn't arrived after 14 working days and you have performed the above steps then please email us.

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You can cancel your purchase at any time either before or up to 7 working days* following the day you receive the goods by emailing us at the address shown in the 'contact us' section of the website.

Your product must be complete and in 'as new' condition e.g. if you have opened the postal packet to examine the product you must have done so without damaging or marking the product or packaging. It must not have been used and it must  have the heat seal still in place. It should be returned with the original postal packet and packing note you received with it.

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If you follow the steps above you will receive a full refund of the product price and any delivery charge paid.

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The seal has been broken on any products, or the goods were a special order to your specification.

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In otherwise "as new" condition; and complete with any free gifts offered with it and, if possible, the original box and packaging.
This promise does not cover faults caused by accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear.

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Additional Information

This amazing coffee and its processing are exclusive to Coffee Real and come to you through the culmination of an experimental collaboration between us and our producer.

We have been working with Rene Urrutias and his family for two seasons and visited them in Jan 2016 to move the relationship a little further forward in producing coffees for us that are just a little bit different in terms of processing.

Processing influences the taste in the cup and any meaningful progression in this area needs to be done at the farm. We now work with three of their estates – El Ingenio, San Ernesto and San Francisco.

Finca San Francisco is a 400 acre farm with 230 acres given over to growing coffee and only 3 given to growing Pacamara. 160 acres is forest.

The direct relationships we build with our producers such a Rene allow us to not only secure the very best coffee (pick of the crop) or single out a variety but also allow us to invest in the experimentation of some unique processing methods specific to a crop that will affect the taste in the cup.

In this case we have singled a Pacamara variety that has been handpicked to perfection from the same location and altitude on the farm. We have then split the processing across the micro lot – one half to yellow honey and the other to pre-soaked washed.

This coffee is pre-soaked washed - pre-soaked washed is where the coffee has been depulped (cherry removed from the seeds), the mucilage (sticky honey like substance) taken off and then instead of going straight to the patio to dry the coffee is soaked in fresh water overnight before drying. The result is a far brighter and cleaner cup highlighting the lighter and delicate flavour notes.

Yellow Honey is where the coffee goes through the same process as above but only 50-75% of the mucilage is washed off the seeds. The level of mucilage is a defining factor in the level of sweetness and depth of body of the cup.

The coffee seeds are then moved to periguelas (raised beds) for drying. In this case the periguelas are basically  wooden frames with mesh covering the bottom where any surplus mucilage can drip through and air can circulate. The beans are hand turned throughout the day using a small paddle.

The knowledge we gain by successful experimentation we transfer to other producers  we work with so we can develop their coffee in the way we like it.