Orders are roasted on Tuesday and dispatched from Wednesday
Project Origin Cupping notes
86pts: A clean, crisp and fruity coffee, moving from citrus and grapefruit zest when hot to red fruits like Red Delicious apples and raspberries as it moves from warm to cool.
: Luis Emilio Valladárez
Region: Las Manos, Dipilto
Varietal: Yellow Catuai
Luis Emilio Valladárez has been producing coffee since 1960, beginning with a small lot which he received from his grandmother as an inheritance. He began farming at a time when access to the local mill or even the local town was particularly difficult, with all goods coming in and out of the farm having to be transported by horseback. He now owns three coffee farms in Nicaragua; Finca Miraflor, Finca San Salvador and Finca Buenos Aires. All three farms are designed to meet his vision: bringing together all aspects of the coffee producing chain together so that everyone benefits. He is highly focused on ensuring that the economic, social and environmental benefits of his farms are shared by the local community and each part of the coffee production cycle, understanding that this ensures a long term and sustainable business model.
First, the coffee is picked at pre-determined brix levels. Cherries are screened and classified. Cherries are then moved to the dry mill, placed on raised beds under shade and/or sun dried.