We don’t often source coffee from Nicaragua – so this is a real treat! This is a super sweet coffee with notes of milk chocolate, peanut butter and nougat. Basically, a snickers in a cup. With milk, it’s creamy, sweet and smooth.
|Producer||Several Smallholder Producers|
|Varietal||Red & Yellow Catuai, Bourbon, Caturra|
|Altitude||1100m - 1500m|
What’s this we’ve got here then? Oh, just a delicious coffee from Nicaragua. This is a bit of a rarity for us (not the delicious bit, obvs) but it’s not very often we buy Nicaraguan coffees. Not for any particular reason – we just haven’t found one we really love, until now!
We bought this coffee from Caravela Coffee – an importer dedicated to finding high-quality coffees from Latin America – and they’ve hit the nail on the head with this one. This coffee comes from several outstanding coffee growers in the region of Jinotega, near the Apanas lake. It’s an area mainly made up of wetlands, which supports a wide range of biodiversity, flora and fauna.
This coffee is planted alongside native plants and benefits from being shade grown. We’ve spoken a little bit before about “shade-grown coffees” – a term you’ll hear a lot in the speciality coffee world. Basically, the quality of a coffee can be linked to the density of the bean itself – the higher the bean density, the higher the quality. To achieve a high-bean density, fruit needs to ripen slowly on the tree and this can be achieved by either growing at higher altitudes or increasing canopy cover (also referred to as shade grown). See, it’s not just a buzzword to make you feel all warm and fuzzy!
This is a super sweet coffee with notes of milk chocolate, peanut butter and nougat. Basically, a snickers in a cup. With milk, it’s creamy, sweet and smooth. And, actually, we found all the flavour attributes were elevated by the addition of milk so don’t hold back.