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Nicaragua Finca La Escondida Catuaí natural

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dark chocolate, plum, caramel

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Nicaragua Finca “La Escondida” Catuaí natural – anaerobic at low temperature

“Our mission is to cultivate and process exceptional specialty coffee from the mountains of Nicaragua and Honduras”. Doc Mierisch

 

Flavour notes: dark chocolate, plum, caramel
Body: medium
Cupping score: 87 points

 

Country: Nicaragua
Region: Matagalpa
Town: Jinotega
Farm: La Escondida
Owner:          Mierisch Family
Farm Manager: Jose Elias Contreras
Size: 70 ha
Varietal: Catuaí
Processing: natural – anaerobic at low temperature
Residual moisture: 11,50%
Altitude: 975 – 1.230m
Harvest: December – March
Temperature Ø: 21-25°C
Lot number: 13-2304263

 

Transparency report:

Contract: Download PDF
Roast profile: Download PDF
Direct Trade:        
We paid USD 3,00/lb FOT directly to the producer (i.e. more than double of the Fair Trade minimum price).

 

History

Bruno Mierisch Boettiger, a German geologist, was hired to assist the Nicaraguan government in the construction of their National Railroad in the late 1800s. Upon completion of his work, the Nicaraguan government found themselves unable to pay him, and his companion’s, salaries in full. To complete their compensation, these German immigrants were offered land in the high mountains of Matagalpa. Bruno, and many of his German colleagues, never returned home to Germany. Instead, choosing to take part in the burgeoning coffee revolution taking place in Nicaragua. Bruno’s legacy continues to live on till this day under the guidance of his great-great grandchildren. Bruno’s farm was christened “Las Lajas” (a farm still owned and operated by our cousins) but only had lemons growing on it initially. It wasn’t until the Nicaraguan presidency was held by Jose Santos Zelaya (who’s family were coffee producers) that the Nicaraguan government started incentivizing the cultivation of coffee (with tax cuts, subsidies, etc.) In 1908, Bruno planted his first coffee tree on his farm. The rest is history.

What is Fincas Mierisch?

Fincas Mierisch comprises 9 coffee farms in Nicaragua, and 3 coffee farms in Honduras. In Nicaragua, the farms are located in the Matagalpa and Jinotega departments. Matagalpa is home to 6 farms, whereas Jinotega, a little bit farther north-west, is home to 3 farms . Each farm has a unique micro-climate and soil composition, which makes their management, and coffee quality, truly distinct from one another. Give them all a try, and see for yourself. We’ve been in Honduras, our adoptive home, since the end of 2011. After Erwin Jr.’s amazing experience with Cup of Excellence Honduras 2010, he saw the incredible potential for specialty coffee cultivation in the country. After a chance encounter to purchase a farm, called Cerro Azul, Erwin Jr. jumped at the chance. Since then, we’ve expanded to two more adjecent farms: Santa Lucia and Lalita. In Honduras, we’re strictly located near the community of Rio Blanco in the municipality of Siguatepeque, of the Comayagua department. All three farms in Honduras sit at a higher altitude than any of our farms in Nicaragua. Erwin Jr. vision and hard work paid off with a 1st Place placing in Cup of Excellence 2019 with a Washed Gesha from Santa Lucia.

 

 

 

Prices include German coffee tax (€ 2,19 / 1 kg roasted coffee) and 7% VAT. Shipping calculated at checkout. Subject to change without notice. While supplies last.

Weight 280 g

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