NPL | NICARAGUA MATAGALPA LOS PLACERES
Classic Profile | Medium roast
Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Toasted Wheat, Walnut
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Los Placeres is a member of the Fincas Mierisch farms in Matagalpa Nicaragua. Fincas Mierisch is owned and operated by the Mierisch family who are well known multi-generational coffee farmers. They are also involved in diverse activities in the coffee world such as judging international coffee competitions as well as importing and roasting coffee.
DID YOU KNOW
Coffee is currently Nicaragua’s primary export. Its production generates over $500 million dollars a year in exports and provides more than 200 thousand jobs. Around 40,000 farmers and their families depend on coffee as their main source of income.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across May 2020 coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 2,030 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
Steve Mierisch is the founder of Pulley Collective in Brooklyn where we roast coffee. At Pulley Collective, there are souvenirs hanging on the wall from award winning coffees that Fincas Mierisch has grown. We are happy that we get to roast coffee from Finca Los Placeres which is part of the Fincas Mierisch group of farms.
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 Dave H. from May Jul 19 to Aug 9 2020 at Pulley Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We typically use the Loring S35 Kestrel roaster for this profile - this roaster roasts the beans through convection (heated air) roasting. 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 twice a week at our facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cupping is attended by Q-certified cupper Ian T., roaster Dave H.and founder Suyog M. 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.