Nicaragua El Limoncillo 'Funky' Natural Yellow Pacamara 2016

Summary

Bean name Nicaragua El Limoncillo 'Funky' Natural Yellow Pacamara 2016
Country Nicaragua
Region Matagalpa
Other info Varietal: Pacamara

Description

Has Bean Coffee works directly, year on year, to develop and deepen long-term partnerships with over 30 of the most incredible coffee producers in the world.

The length and depth of these partnerships allows us to not only source better coffee for all of our projects, but to invest in experimentation with these individuals, families and mills to discover what can be achieved through improved science, processes, agronomy and support.

Whilst these unique, experimental coffees are exclusive to our collaborations together, the knowledge gained through these partnerships influences how we work to assist all our producers in developing their coffee to its highest potential.

This micro lot from El Limoncillo is an example of the team approach we’re building with our producers to create better coffee. We’ve worked with the Mierisch family directly for a number of years, developing an understanding of each other's needs and growing together. In 2007 we bought 20 bags of a CofE winning lot; these days we buy containers full of a diverse range of coffees.

Erwin and his team used long-term selective breeding to create this yellow fruiting hybrid of the Pacamara variety. The idea was to deliver distinctive flavours from their terroir. A two-bag lot of the first harvest was a highlight of the Los Favourites auction in 2014, and now – with wider planting across the group’s farms – it’s a signature of their offering. The ‘funky’ natural process, involving extended rest times between turns of the drying cherry, was developed by Elena Mieresch, who manages the group's mill and QC processes, in partnership with Steve, to deliver a unique flavour and a challenging cup.

When you tie this varietal with this process, you have a one-of-a-kind coffee.

Available as roasted whole beans only.

Lilt, pineapple, passion fruit, refreshing.

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