Eindelijk kunnen we weer een mooie, eerlijke direct-trade koffie uit Nicaragua aan ons assortiment toevoegen!
In Milaan ontmoeten we Cafe Vidita. Samen met hen kunnen we deze mooie koffie aanbieden.
Dit is hard nodig, want het is de afgelopen jaren onrustig geweest in Nicaragua, dus we zijn blij deze eerlijke specialtykoffie aan te kunnen bieden!
BLENDED TO PERFECTION
Los Congos, Las Brumas, La Iguana, La Española, and La Portuguesa are all located in Nueva Segovia, a well know coffee region surrounded by communities that have long benefited from coffee. The Paguaga family runs five coffee estates in this region and even managed to protect the mountaintops of their properties, proclaiming them a natural reserve. Rina and René aim to make their estates a model for other farmers in the region to follow, and they do so with a systematic approach. Soil is carefully analysed, and rigorous nutrition plans for the trees are executed throughout the year. They truly work for healthy, happy estates.
At Santa Lucila dry mill, the lots from these estates come in and are cupped and classified into taste categories. They then leave it to the customers, in this case This Side Up, to ask for a certain signature profile. We decided to recreate the two flavours of the blends we used to have in our previous partnership, and it ‘s remarkable how closely the Rojo and Amarillo blends conform to our wishes.
Caturra, yellow and red caturra, villassarchi.
600-1,700 meters above sea level.
Washed: Coffee is handpicked, measured, and de-pulped without water. Shortly after, it ferments in the tanks for 15 to 36 hours. It is then washed and transported to Santa Lucila Drymill, where it is processed until it reaches 11 degrees in humidity. Coffee is packed in 69 Kg. Knaff bags.