Continent: Central America
Farm: Finca La Bendicion
Region: Nueva Segovia
Aromas of yellow plum, and honey. A very sweet cup with lemon and peach notes supported by a malic acidity.
Finca La Bendicion is located in the Dipilto-Jalapa mountain range in the Northeast of the department of Nueva Segovia and sits at an elevation of approximately 1,300 meters. In total, the farm is 252 acres, with around 105 acres planted in coffee. Of those 130 acres in coffee, Luis grows the following varieties: Caturra, Red Catuai, SL28, Villa Sarchi, Pacamara, Maracaturra, H-3, Marselleza and Java.
Finca La Bendición has a loose sandy soil, with abundant humus and has an annual rainfall of between 1,400 and 1,600mm. In addition, the farm has a rich biodiverse environment of fauna and flora, with an abundance of broad-leaved trees and conifer species. All of this together, creates for optimal coffee growing conditions.
The care and processing that goes into every lot that is processed in this farm is second to none, with careful detail at every stage, starting with optimal cherry picking at the farm level all the way through carefully controlled fermentations and drying. Washed coffees are dried for between 15-20 days, honeys 20-25 days and naturals, between 25-30 days.
Luis Alberto received 6th place in the COE this year, 1st place in 2020, 1st and 5th place in 2018, as well as 3rd and 13th place in 2017.... he is no stranger to producing exceptional coffees. This is our second year offering Luis Albertos coffees and we have some other exciting offerings from his other Farm -Finca La Bendicion coming soon.
Pacamara is a hybrid or the giant bean Maragogype variety and the compact high yielding Pacas variety developed in El Salvador after several generations of selection from an original cross made in 1949. Now widely planted across the Americas.This Variety along with the Geisha/Gesha Variety dominates cupping competitions in many countries. This example is a great example of the variety's powerful, yet elegant cup.