Nicaragua Washed 'Laurel' Santa maria de Loudres, Esperanza Catuai

Grapefruit, white grape, burnt toffee
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2018/19
Status Spot
Lot Number P8000546-1
  • 5 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

The Peralta Family coffee-growing history dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, but it was only in 2008
that brothers Julio and Octavio shifted focus to developing unique specialty preparations. We are privileged to have known the Peraltas for several years and have always admired the attitude and values that they have brought to their operation. We are delighted to bring their microlots and special preparations to Europe. From single plot, single varietal separations to carefully controlled extended fermentations, the Peralta family continue to position themselves at the forefront of specialty coffee innovation.

Origin Nicaragua
Subregion Dipilto, Nueva Segovia
Harvest Season 2018/19
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Finca Santa Maria de Lourdes, Esperanza plot
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude >1500m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai
Coffee Grade NIC CA WA SHB
Screen Size 15 Up
Soil Sandy loam
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG

The Region

San Fernando is located in the Nueva Segovia Region of Nicaragua, close to the Honduras border. The farm is nestled within lush forested hills, making this prime specialty coffee country. Nicaragua has a long history with coffee but over the past few years has become increasingly well known for top specialty coffee due to the influence of producers like Julio and Octavio.

Nueva Segovia boasts some of the highest growing altitudes in Nicaragua. The terrain is as beautiful as it is challenging to traverse, characterised by rolling hills and dense forest, often engulfed by thick clouds.

History of Coffee in Nicaragua  

Coffee came to Nicaragua in the mid-1800's but did not have to compete with well established crops like indigo or banana. It took coffee just 20 years to become the country's number one export and by the dawn of the 20th century, coffee represented 65% of Nicaragua's exports. Between 1895 and 1926, production of coffee in the Jinotega region alone tripled, from 4,500 bags to 13,500. The rapid growth of the industry did not coincide with as much deforestation as other countries in the region and today virtually all Nicaraguan coffee is considered shade grown. 

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Dipilto, Nueva Segovia
  • Farm Name Finca Santa Maria de Lourdes, Esperanza plot
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Coffee Grade NIC CA WA SHB
  • Growing Altitude >1500m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Origin Nicaragua
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • Soil Sandy loam
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8000546-1
  • Price Per Kg £5.90