Honduras La Maravilla Parainema
ROOT BEER // LIME // VIBRANT
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 infestations.
This variety began in 1981 as part of a series of experiments to address producers issues with disease 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 Pacarmara, but now we believe that was a typo since the physical markers of the plants identify as Parainema.
One particularly impressive thing is this year’s Cup Of Excellence (COE) winner in Honduras was, in fact, a Parainema. With a distinctive creamy, lime spiked root beer flavour, Juan’s Parainema is stunning.
For all types of filter coffee brewing, we recommend the following parameters:
- Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16g water
- Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 195-200° F
- Extraction: 20-21%
- Producer: Juan Evangelista
- Country: Honduras
- Region: Las Flores, Santa Barbara
- Elevation: 1500 - 1550 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Parainema
- Harvest Year: 02/2017 - 04/2017