Process: Natural Variety: SL28
Nicaragua La Bendicion SL28 Natural
Sweet, and fruit-forward; Red Apple, Cherry, Grape soda fading to chocolate in the long, sweet finish.
This coffee scored 94 points on Coffee Review in August 2020
"Blind Assessment: Deep, chocolaty, fruit-forward. Black cherry, almond nougat, frankincense, fresh-cut oak, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright, winy acidity; viscous, creamy mouthfeel. Focused fruit-forward finish with undertones of honey."
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. Washed coffees are dried for between 20-25 days, honeys 20-25 days and naturals, between 30-35 days! Luis Alberto won 1st place in the COE this year, placed 1st and 5th place in 2018, as well as 13th and 3rd place in 2017.... he is no stranger to producing exceptional coffees.
This lot is produced from the SL28 variety. A selection made in Kenya by Scott Laboratories in the 1930's known for its exceptional cup quality. powerful structure and complex flavors.
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- Continent: Central America
- Country: Nicaragua
- Farm: Finca La Bendicion
- Process: Natural
- Region: Nueva Segovia
- Variety: SL28
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