Honduras La Maravilla
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ROOT BEER · CITRUS · PEAR
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With its distinctive creamy, citrus-spiked root beer flavour, and a refreshing pear finish, this Parainema is a stunning example of an exciting and relatively new variety.
Each year, when visiting Juan Evangelista, he proudly takes us to his nursery. “More Pacamara!” he proudly exclaims. With every good story, there’s a twist. Juan’s variety is not Pacamara, but instead, Parainema - a hybrid variety that is resistant to rust and nematode infestation. This variety began in 1981 as part of a series of experiments to address producers' issues with diseases and pests and was known as Sarchimor T-5269. First plantings were in Costa Rica from 2006 - 2008, and it was introduced to Honduras in 2010 as “Parainema.”
Juan’s seeds came from his neighbour Eulogio. When Eulogio originally received the seeds, they were listed as Pacamara, but now we believe that was a typo since the physical markers of the plants identified as Parainema.
Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%
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