A dwarf, natural and spontaneous Mutation of Bourbon found in 1949. This coffee variety was discovered in E Salvador by the Pacas family.
The Pacas family-owned farms in the volcanic Santa Ana Region. It was first found by Fernando Alberto Pacas Figueroa on a part of his Coffee plantation, He started to collect the seeds and create small nurseries, to then go on and create a whole lot of this new Pacas variety.
Still unsure if this was a new variety or just a mutation of the others Bourbon in the area samples were sent to the University of Florida for testing, Yes testing confirmed it was actually a new variety
larger size fruit, shorter internodes. This is also a very hardy plant that can grow on most places, it has a great yield and also can produce some awesome quality coffee, ( just like the Bourbon), it does have some issues with the coffee leaf rust and bugs. With careful farming and cultivation its usually a success. It is also one of the parents of the variety that crated Pacamara.
It is still widely grown in El Salvador; it accounts for about 25% of the country's coffee production. It can also be found in Honduras.
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