Nicaragua coffee quality has attracted attention around the world. Nicaragua is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, providing a cup to show the fertile, rich soil. This Nicaraguan Matagalpa Coffee is considered a classic cup and single origin from the Selva Negra Coffee Estate It is unique among Central American Coffees being highest grown (SHG grade: Strictly High Grown) which do not develop the pronounced and sharp acidity of other Centrals. The bean is large compared to other coffees.
Don Francisco and his wife Blanca Nieve live very high up in the mountains of Jinotega, Nicaragua. They produce exceptional quality coffee and leave a part of their farms in their natural, forest state to protect spring water that bubbles to the surface. They are at such a high altitude that their coffee is harvested a full two months after the rest of the country’s coffee due to the colder climate and increased cloud cover in their farms' microclimate. The coffee beans’ slow maturity allows them to collect more nutrients, producing more complex cupping notes.
We work especially hard with Don Francisco & Blanca Nieve and provide their family financing.
CUP NOTES: Medium to full bodied with a balanced aroma combining mild tanginess with a mild, toasty sweetness. The acidity is balanced as well, softly sweet yet brisk.
FLAVOR NOTES: Chocolate, lemon, plum & honey undertones
COFFEE PROCESSING: Traditional wet process
DRYING: Drying Beds