Nicaragua La Picona Washed
In the middle of a nature reserve we find Finca La Picona. It is operated by Olga Marina González Cuadra. She lives here with her husband and son. Harvesting and processing of the coffee is done by the family. The elevation of the farm provides proper adequate growing conditions for the Maracaturra variety. Surrounding the farm are two water sources. Coffee trees in this area is dominated by Caturra and Maracaturra.
Maracaturra, a hybrid variety and cross of Maragogype and Caturra, is a large bean that provides a low yield and a great flavor profile. It is common for Nicaragua. Maracaturra trees are vulnerable to coffee leaf rust (CFR) and require a great amount of maintenance. Therefore, it is imperative to prune and maintain the trees meticously in order to achieve superior Maracaturra. After harvesting the ripe cherries which is done by hand, cherries are immersed in water tanks for 20 hours of fermentation. Post-fermentation process is 20 days of drying.
We have roasted this coffee in order to highlight the wonderful acidity in this Maracaturra while retaining the sweetness and create a balanced flavor profile.
This harvest and transport is arranged by our friends Per Nordby and Olga Marina González Cuadra.The harvest placed 4th in Cup of Excellence 2018.
Region Las Manos
Farm La Picona
Altitude 1,300 MASL
Aroma Cloves, Molasses
Flavor Orange, Apricot, Cloves
Acidity Orange, Malic, High
Body Round, Mid-High
TRANSPARENCY TRADE, PRICING AND GRADING DISCLOSURE
Corinto > Gothenburg
Remunerated: 12.00 USD/kg
SCAA Score: 90.00
Recommended sales price: 28 USD/kg
(Covers transport of green coffee, customs and import, production and distribution.)