The super rare Bernardina variety was first discovered in 2008 on Finca Los Bellotos by farm manager Ruperto Bernardino Merche, from which it gets its name. He noticed five distinct trees from which the fruit tasted and smelt different, giving notes of peach, papaya, and mango. After genetic testing it turns out the trees were originally from the Agaro region in Ethiopia, had somehow made it to El Salvador in the 1930s, and survived undiscovered until the present day.
To preserve Bernardina the Pacas Family began to propagate seedlings on another of their farms, Finca El Retiro, from which this lot is derived. Especially made for Proud Mary this lot is natural processed by drying whole cherries on raised beds to create a sweeter coffee with notes of tropical fruits.
How to drink: Just like you wouldn't add soda your best whiskey, this amazing coffee is meant to be drank black with no sugar or cream.
Roasting days: Proud Mary roast Monday-Friday during normal business hours. To ensure freshness of coffee, best to order early in the week as postal services and couriers do not operate on weekends.
Orders: Orders placed by 8.00am PST will be roasted and dispatched the same day. If you are ordering on a Friday, and order after 8.00am then your coffee will be roasted the following business day - Monday.
Limit: Orders will be limited to 5 tins per customer. Please contact us to order larger quantities.