NNS | Nicaragua Nueva Segovia San Ramon
Balanced Profile | Light-medium roast
Tasting Notes: Buttery, Orange, Almond
The 12 oz and 5 lbs sizes ship plastic-free, but the 1 lb and 2 lbs coffees comes in USPS's flat rate mailers that are unfortunately made of plastic.
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IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
This is a delicious coffee from Donald Efrain Roque of Finca San Ramon. The farm is located in the Nueva Segovia region in northern Nicaragua, right on the border with Honduras.
Señor Roque purchased the farm in the early 1990s, and named it San Ramon to honor his father, Ramon Roque.
In the years since buying the land, the farm has grown larger as he acquired more adjoining plots.
As a coffee producer, Roque is passionate about growing specialty coffee and focuses on growing high quality lots with interesting varieties.
Donald Efrain Roque, Finca San Ramon
1300 - 1600 meters
DID YOU KNOW
An estimated 95% of Nicaragua’s coffee farmers are small-scale producers, like Sr. Roque, and family is the primary source of labor on these farms.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across this months coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 3,666 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This is the third year in a row that we’ve bought coffee from Señor Roque, and it’s a really great example of what Central American coffees can be like: it has a delicate floral quality with an excellent balance between brightness and sweetness.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
20 x 69 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2020)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from 10th October to 3rd November in Long Island City, Queens. We typically use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.