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. Specially made for Proud Mary this lot has undergone washed processing by pulping the coffee cherries and fermenting them in water before drying them on raised beds. This creates a clean and sparkling coffee with a lactic mouthfeel.
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.
Limit: Orders will be limited to 5 tins per customer. Please contact us to order larger quantities.