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Nicaraguan coffees are quite en vogue these days, at least in South Africa. The Central American country is reclaiming its rightful spot amongst the most important speciality coffee producers in the region. Still, Nicaragua is not just another Costa Rica or Guatemala. We find that Nicaraguan coffees are quite unique in their flavour profiles, and this one is no exception.
Showcasing a masterful Rosetta Roastery light roast, this coffee is wonderfully sweet and pleasing to the palate, yet delicate and elegant at the same time. Syrupy flavours abound in most cups. We mostly found notes of lemon and honey with a tangy acidity that does indeed remind us of cranberry. In certain brews, you also can pick up some more dominant berry flavours.
We found this coffee to show its best face in immersion brew methods like the Aeropress or French Press, but you certainly would also get a solid pour-over out of it.
Style: Progressive | Sweet cherry and red plum, with cranberry-like acidity
It's our first time roasting the H1 variety (an unstable hybrid of Rume Sudan and Sarchimor). This lot has fairly high moisture content, and (unlike the way naturals usually behave), its exothermic phase is fairly tame heading into first crack. As a result we use a little more heat after FC to ensure we don't get an ROR collapse.
Buena Esperanza Estate has had coffee grown on it since the 1970's. In 2013 the Ortiz Stoessel Family acquired the farm and began a process of radical rejuvenation. The family has made a tremendous effort to reforest large portions of the farm, as well as educating nearby farmers and neighbours for free - their training programmes also provide non-coffee related skills to help participants generate additional income in the non-harvest season.
The farm now produces washed, honey and natural coffees, and has produced stand-out lots over the last few seasons that have featured in Specialty Coffee of Nicaragua selections and Cup of Excellence auctions.
- Region: Matagalpa
- Farm: Finca Buena Esperanza
- Producer: The Ortiz Stoessel Family
- Variety: Hybrid H1
- Altitude: 1,100 - 1,200 m ASL
- Processing: Honey-processed
- Harvest: 2018/2019
- Certification: Rain Forest Alliance (RFA), Cafe Practice