Maria is the fifth generation of Pacas family coffee production, representing more than a century of continuous operation since her great-grandfather, José Rosa Pacas began their legacy.
"My siblings and I are the fifth generation to be working with coffee; however, the generation previous to my father was only focused on the producing part of the coffee, but not on the processing. The family produced coffee and sold the cherries to a local mill, not really knowing what happened to that coffee afterwards. Now, and for the last 30 or so years, we have full traceability of every coffee produced and are able to have direct relationships with our clients.Coffee at Cafe Pacas is both a family affair and an expression of love for one’s country."
The Pacas Family under Maria's leadership remain dedicated to growing, processing and exporting some of the world’s finest coffee. Over their five generations of producing coffee the Pacas family have become synonymous with quality, innovation and social responsibility in specialty coffee. Their influence extends to having their own coffee – the Pacas varietal – which is integral to the history of El Salvador’s coffee production. Their state-of-the-art wet mill is located in the west of El Salvador on the Santa Ana.