Origin Story

Pacamara is a cross between the petite Pacas and the massive Maragogipe, natural mutations of Bourbon and Typica, respectively. This particular Pacamara comes from the Las Moritas farm on a road less traveled in the world of Guatemalan coffee — the Sierra de las Minas region lies in the country's rugged eastern mountains, and takes its name from the vast deposits of jade and marble mined there for centuries. José Higinio Gómez and his wife Aura Libia de Jesús Gómez have been growing coffee there for more than 30 years. This is the second consecutive season we have sourced this Pacamara varietal lot from Don Higinio and Doña Aura with help from our friends at Los Volcanes Coffee.


This coffee is unique in its ability to transform as it cools - the stone fruit sweetness melds beautifully with the tartness that gets better with each sip.

  • Country Guatemala
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Pacamara

The details

  • Country Guatemala
  • Producer Aura and Higinio Gómez
  • Region Sierra de las Minas
  • Elevation Range 1700-1800 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Patio
  • Harvest November 2022 - April 2023

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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12oz bag of Guatemala Las Moritas Pacamara
Guatemala Las Moritas Pacamara