Finca Los Nogales


Finca Los Nogales is the result of a combined effort from two farms in the Santa Ana region of El Salvador. Aviles Pacas Hermanos is a family business founded in 1973 and are responsible for growing and harvesting the coffee cherries. The processing has been undertaken at the neighbouring farm of Finca El Carmen, owned by Fernando Alfaro.

We currently have two coffees available from this region, both of which have been processed by Fernando. One is a fully washed coffee and the other, Finca Nazareth, is a natural processed coffee. Why not try both?

Expect flavours of cocoa, dried fruit and hazelnut in the cup.

Continuing a Legacy

The coffee legacy began on Finca San Rafael, the family’s first farm, which they have cultivated for more than 100 years. Back in 1930, the brothers’ grandfather, Don Fernando Alberto Pacas Figueroa, planted saplings of Maragogype, San Ramón, Arabica and Robusta in his small coffee garden on San Rafael. As they plants grew, Don Fernando cared carefully for them, making sure they produced to the best of their ability. Soon, some of the varieties on his small coffee plot were producing 85-102 quintales per acre, which was practically unheard of at the time. Don Francisco De Sola, one of El Salvador’s prominent coffee exporters, got wind of this, and understandably he was keen to see for himself. He visited the coffee garden and made specific observations regarding the Arabica hybrid known as San Ramón. He was so impressed by some of the coffee trees in the garden that he called Dr. William Cowgill of the University of Florida and invited him to see Finca San Rafael for himself. After his visit and subsequent research, Dr. Cowgill concluded that the new, highly-productive coffee plants were a mutation of San Ramón. He named the variety ‘Pacas’ in honour of Don Fernando Alberto Pacas Figueroa. This variety is now grown widely across El Salvador and Guatemala – indeed across Central America.

Farm: Finca Los Nogales

Varietal(s): 100% Bourbon

Processing: Fully washed

Altitude: 1,250 - 1,450m

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