Process: Natural Variety: Yellow Maracaturra
Nicaragua La Bendicion Yellow Maracaturra Natural
Sweet, and fruit-forward; Starfruit and White grape in the Aroma. In the cup, a crisp acidity with Lemon and berry notes. A Caramel -like sweetness that fades to chocolate in the finish.
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.
Maracaturra is a hybrid of the Large beaned Typica mutation: Maragogype variety and the short high yielding Bourbon mutation: Caturra. Similar to the Pacamara variety. We have heard that Yellow maracaturra exists, but this is the first time we have been able to find a producer offering that variety. Extremely rare. Like most yellow fruited varieties, high acidity and a more citrus and caramel type of profile compared to its red fruited counter part.
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- Continent: Central America
- Country: Nicaragua
- Farm: Finca La Bendicion
- Process: Natural
- Region: Nueva Segovia
- Variety: Yellow Maracaturra
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