We are sad to announce the departure of one of our favorite coffees, Hacienda La Esmeralda Special – Mario Carnaval. This coffee has enjoyed a full life, receiving a 96 from Coffee Review and giving people awe inspiring coffee moments. We are sad to see Mario Carnaval leave, but its departure gives us the opportunity to truly appreciate the other coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda, Mario Pascua.
Mario Pascua was grown in the area that traditionally produces some of the top lots of La Esmeralda Special. As its name suggests, Pascua (Spanish for Easter) was harvested during Eastertide in the month of April. The aroma is pure and clean, with notes of red fruit and flowers. In the cup, it is wonderfully juicy, with notes of sweet cherry and grapefruit. As it cools, notes of sugarcane come to the forefront. Try Mario Pascua here!