TASTING NOTES

DARK CHOCOLATE, COCOA, ORANGE

ROASTING

The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform it’s chemical & physical properties,  resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.

MEDIUM-DARK ROAST

We roasted this selection with our bold profile to enhance its body. The darker roast brings out the dark chocolate and cocoa notes, which are well balanced with the bright sweetness of orange.

REGION

Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.

LAS SABANAS

Las Sabanas sits along the Nicaragua-Honduras border, in an area that ranges from 1,000 to 1,735 meters above sea level. In the 1980s, the Nicaraguan revolution plagued the area with violence and destruction. The region has experienced a prolonged time of peace recently, though, that has let coffee growers invest in their farms and form cooperatives.

PRODUCER

The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.

COOPERATIVA DE SERVICIOS MÚLTIPLES 5 DE JUNIO RL

Cooperativa de Servicios Múlitples 5 de Junio RL is a joint effort of 127 small coffee farmers near the town of Las Sabanas. On average, each farmer cultivates just 5 acres of coffee. The co-op helps these farmers get their coffee to market.

PROCESSING

The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.

WET PROCESSED (WASHED)

Nicaragua Las Sabanas is fully washed, or wet processed. In wet processing, beans are only dried after all the fruit on the bean has been completely removed. (Letting the fruit ferment first makes removing it easy.) This processing method:

  • Is the most common method used for coffee
  • Generally creates clean flavors
  • Produces a consistent profile

VARIETAL

Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.

CATUAI AND CATURRA

This selection consists of two varietals:

  • Catuai, which is a hybrid of Mundo Novo and Caturra
  • Caturra, which is derived from Bourbon and known for producing great coffee at high altitudes