Nicaragua Buenos Aires San Salvador

Nicaragua Buenos Aires San Salvador

17.00

Our last purchase from Nicaragua was such a hit, we one back in a hurry! Finca San Salvador is operated by producer Luis Emilio Valladarez; it came under his direction and ownership about 2 years ago now, thriving from his expertise and leadership and actually placed top 30 at last year's Cup of Excellence competition. It is located in the Dipilto area, in an area with a pleasant microclimate, with ample sun for drying coffee. They mechanically wash the coffee using a Penagos depulper that removes the coffee cherry and mucilage layer in one pass, not relying on fermentation to break down the sticky fruit. The coffee is then soaked in tanks overnight with fresh water to further clean the seed before washing in long cement channels where any remaining fruit is removed by agitating the coffee with long wooden paddles as it moves to the end.

Our roast has a cereal-like scent, with a smell of sweet, toasted grains. The cup is a well-developed sweetness, balancing a presence of bittering baker's cocoa and a touch of barley malt, along with rye bread and licorice root finishing accents .

This coffee is part of the 'Farm Gate' program from our friends at The Coffee Shrub, which means they have negotiated directly with the farmer, and guarantee prices that are at least 50%, and often more than 100%, over fair trade.

*** All prices are per pound ***

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Photo: Ranch working-dog taking a break.  Cover: Lagoon on Santa Ana Volcano.