Finca Los Bellotos is a magical place. High up in the mountains, close to the Santa Ana volcano and shrouded in mist for most of the day due to the cool breeze from the Pacific Ocean, it overlooks the picture-perfect Lake Coatepeque. Made famous as the place where the super rare Bernardina variety was discovered, Los Bellotos has even more to offer. The highest tablon on the farm is named ‘Gato Cervantes', after the Civet cats native to the area. On this high misty tablon, the Pacas family grow Bernardina and Red Bourbon. This coffee was fermented twice, first in sealed vats at 26 degrees Celsius for 48 hours and then submerged under water for 24 hours, before being slowly dried on the patio. Farm manager, Ruperto Bernardino Merche, believes there’s a special type of magic that lives at Los Bellotos, which is why the coffees are so special. This coffee is wild and tropical, with a marzipan sweetness.