Finca Pavon offers up flavors of high% cacao bar with black currant, along with dark grape and grape skins. Brown sugar sweetness with mild yet clean fruit juice-like acidity. City+ to Full City. SO Espresso.
Finca Pavon is located in the flatlands Antigua, an area we've been actively buying coffee from for several years now. The farm gets it's name from the original owner, Manuel Francisco Pavon. Pavon was a member of the agriculture department, and as such had access to endless farming information. He planted Finca Pavon in Bourbon back in the mid 1800's, which is basically, still the dominant varietal today. When current owner Marina Duran inherited the farm, it was in dire straights, unkempt, nowhere near being lucrative as a coffee farm. She cleaned it up quite a bit, and because of the inherent trouble with compact soil and root ventilation in the area (also causing flooding because of these factors), continuing the sole planting of Bouroncito (Bourbon 1800) made for a good option to thrive in this environment, not compromising "Bourbon" cup quality. Finca Pavon is 5 hectares in total, and we were able to build this 12 bag lot from what we thought were the best lot separations from the farm.
Finca Pavon's deep has a deep caramel sugar sweetness in the ground coffee, along with hints of roasted barley malt. The wet crust has a scent of cocoa butter, and the break gives off a scent of cinnamon and sugar toast. The cup has straight-forward caramel and brown sugar flavor when hot, that provides a nice focused base for raisiny and cacao top notes. City+ and Full City roasts have a flavor of black currant and high % cacao bar. Acidity doesn't run high, but is very clean and structured (llike fruit juice) - it really comes up as it cools. There's nothing overpowering in the cup - bittersweetness is balanced, and with mild-but-present top notes that add subtle complexity without taking outside the realm of daily drinking coffee. It has a juiciness to it, bodied and weighted, which really showcases flavors of dark grape and grape skins. Great at City+ to Full City+, with deep roasts producing great espresso too.