Nicaragua Finca Escondida Pulped Natural Caturra Estrella 2015


Bean name Nicaragua Finca Escondida Pulped Natural Caturra Estrella 2015
Country #SSSSS Limited Editions 2015
Region Departamento: Jinotega,
Other info Varietal: Caturra Estrella


Number 10 of 12, October 2015, in the #SSSSS - Steve's Super Secret Stash Subscription. A limited availability series of roasted coffee beans.

Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this golden ticket!
From Mr. Stephen Leighton! I shake you warmly by the hand! For now, I do invite you to partake in my super secret stash subscription!
I, Stephen Leighton curate a spectacular selection of secret coffees that rarely see the light of day, however throughout 2015 I wish to share some of them with a select few of my beloved customers.
These coffees will not be available on my website or from anywhere except within the super secret stash subscription!
Now you must visit to discover more. Until then,
Stephen Leighton

Nicaragua Finca Escondida Pulped Natural Caturra Estrella 2015

Oh hello there! Fancy seeing you! Come here often? Oh you do? Excellent! Wanna grab a coffee? I know this place...

Here we are again, another month gone and another AMAZING coffee on its way to you lucky lucky subscribers! Beans were roasted today and handed over to Royal Mail at about 1600hrs GMT so should be with you very soon : )

So without further ado it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Nicaragua Finca Escondida Pulped Natural Caturra Estrella!

Oi you! You Leighton! We've been here before! Yes yes I know we were on La Escondida back in May but that doesn't mean we can't return! The Perla Negra Catuai is 1 of the coffees that I've heard about most from everyone saying that they love love love it so I thought it'd be nice to share another tiny lot from this amazing farm with y'all.

In case you've forgotten what I told you about La Escondida last time I'm going to repeat myself a little, only a little though...

Finca La Escondida is close to Lake Apanas, near the town of Jinotega. The straight translation from Spanish to English of 'escondida' is ‘hidden’. The farm is named because it is "hidden" from the road by forest and trees, which makes it appear to blend right into the side of the mountain. It is a young farm: the first trees were planted there in 2006. La Escondida is planned around identifying the plots with individually different micro environments resulting from factors such as soil quality, sun exposure, and temperature range. This is one of the upsides of starting to plant a new farm.

So what's special about this one then? (I'm all about the questions in my head today!) Well it's a rare varietal my friends! Yellow Caturra! Normally Caturra is red, normally I'm all about the red but sometimes you get a rare mutation where the fruit of the coffee turns yellow. This is something I saw with my beloved Pacamara in Nicaragua at Finca Limoncillo and wrote about at length, if you'd like to read a bit more about this fun little twist in nature get yourself on over to Has Blog...

Want to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to all of you that took the time to respond to my question last month, little did I realise how many of you I'd get to talk to which was really rather lovely! It appears you're all quite big fans of this here #SSSSS which was amazing to read, some super kind things were said and basically I got to smile at a lot of emails.

Thank you for being awesome, knowing that you're all out there enjoying these tiny lots is so so great, they're coffees that I genuinely love sharing with people as they're little hidden gems and #SSSSS has (I think) been a fantastic way to get them out into the world to people that want to try something a little different and special : )


In the cup expect this delicate little flower to fly under the radar. But pay close attention and you will get a lovely fresh raspberry acidity, mixed in with red berries and red apple. In fact it’s all the red, even the floral finish comes from red flowers.
• Country: Nicaragua
• Municipality: Lipululo
• Departamento: Jinotega
• Farm: Finca La Escondida
• Farm Manager: Boanerje Martinez Montenegro
• Coffe Area: 92 Manzanas
• Protected Area: 3 Manzanas
• Elevation: 975 - 1,230 m.a.s.l.
• Harvest Months: December-March
• Diurnal Temperature Cycle: Avg High 27C, Low 16C
• Varietal: Caturra Estrella
• Processing Method: Pulped Natural

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