Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Pulped Natural Yellow Pacamara 2016

Summary

Bean name Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Pulped Natural Yellow Pacamara 2016
Country #SSSSS Limited Editions 2016
Region Matagalpa
Other info Varietal: Yellow Pacamara

Description

Number 10 of 12, October 2016, in the #SSSSS 2016 - Steve's Super Secret Stash Subscription. A limited availability series of roasted coffee beans.

This month it's: Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Pulped Natural Yellow Pacamara 2016

OCTOBER! GOODNESS!! Since when? Well, I know it's not actually October yet, but it will be in not too long.

Did you know the clocks are changing soon? Where is the year going? Anyway, hello! Another month has passed which means you lucky lot get another bag of amazingly delicious coffee that nobody else gets, mwhaha! Without further ado...

Hello everyone, my name's Steve and I really like the colour red, it's my favourite colour, you might have guessed by all the red I normally have everywhere ;) However, this is a rare occasion where I want to talk to you about a different colour, an amazing yellow that I've really fallen in love with! In the past we only had red Pacamaras on the website, if you know me then you know I love red and I love Pacamaras so it was a match made in heaven! But, things can change...a little while ago I came across a yellow Pacamara and wow, wow wow wow.

It was 5 years ago and I was in Nicaragua visiting Finca Limoncillo, I was introduced to this not-red Pacamara and after tasting a small sample I begged Erwin to sell us some but he told me they were using all the crop to create more seedling to plant more coffee, but that it would soon be available. Gone were the days of me being a red only kinda guy.

Fast forward 2 years and it was available in the Los Favoritos Fincas Mierisch auction where some very special lots were up for grabs to the highest bidder. After tasting what I tasted in Nicaragua I knew I had to have it, through the bidding process the entire production of yellow Pacamara from that year was split between us and another amazing roastery in Japan, and so the journey began.

As I said this is a Pacamara varietal coffee. Pacamaras are a little crazy on the cupping table. Pacamaras are exciting. I like Pacamaras! Could ramble on about Pacamaras for a while, oh wait a minute, I did! I feel like my fingers are going to be typing Pacamara in my sleep tonight, Pacamara Pacamara Pacamara!

1 of the most enjoyable things about Pacamaras is brewing them, because of their unique structure they can sometimes be a little challenging to get right but when you nail them they're absolutely delicious!

If you'd like to know more about this fantastic varietal make sure to have a look at the article I wrote...

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The month of October 2013 was the 'focus on' from In My Mug is on the varietal pacamara.

It's inspired by the Yellow Pacamara we have brought in from Limoncillo, but has been many months in the writing.

This yellow pacamara comes from the special auction that was held this year, called Los Favoritos Fincas Mierisch, where some very special lots were sold to the highest bidder. This was a super special chance to try something amazing.

'Los Favouritos Auction (Fincas Mierisch), El Limoncillo, Lot Number 8-2236-A, PARA Has Bean Coffee Ltd, Lot 017/043/091'

I first came across this yellow pacamara two years ago, when visiting the farm. I begged Erwin to sell us some back then, but he told me they were using all the crop to create more seedlings to plant more coffee, but soon it would be available.
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So why is this varietal so rare? Well, it's a freak natural mutation from red fruit to yellow and was spotted by a security guard on the farm. They isolated it, harvested the seeds for more seedlings, and then just kept going and going. I guess if I would have got my way in the early days of Yellow Pacamara there might not have been this coffee around for you to enjoy today, me back then was very sad that he didn't get any Yellow Pacamara but the me of today is thankful Erwin told him NO!

In previous years I've put this coffee on the website but this year it's going to you, as we like to do with coffees from Limoncillo we've had this varietal processed a few different ways (why wouldn't we?!) so you should be excited about what you'll be able to order soon! We've also got washed, natural and funky natural versions that'll be available soon, but this year there'll be no pulped natural because you got it!

So what can you expect when you brew this wonderful coffee? For me, it's dark chocolate dusted gooseberries!
In the cup expect a blast of fresh gooseberry with a bright tart acidity that's mellowed down in the aftertaste with a dark chocolate dusting and a white sugar sweetness. A contradiction of taste from start to finish.

• Country: Nicaragua
• Municipality: Yasica Norte
• ?Region: Matagalpa?
• Farm Name: Limoncillo
• Farmer: Dr. Erwin Mierisch
• Farm Size: 171 Hectares
• Coffee growing area: 109 Hectares?
• Harvest Months: December - February
• Diurnal Temperature Cycle: Avg High 28°C, Low 20°C
• Altitude: 1,200 m.a.s.l.?
• Varietal: Yellow Pacamara
• Processing System: Pulped Natural

There you go folks, YELLOW Pacamara just for you! You're welcome : )
So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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