Nicaragua La Leona - Luis Beltrán Cornejo Barreda Cup of Excellence 2009


Bean name Nicaragua La Leona - Luis Beltrán Cornejo Barreda Cup of Excellence 2009
Country Nicaragua
Region San Juan del Rio Coco, Madriz
Other info Caturra


This is a small farm based in the municipality of Juan del Rio Coco, Madriz. Situated at an altitude of 1200masl (metres above sea level) it produces Caturra on 25 hectares of its growing land. The farm consists of 48 hectares in total.

Luis, the farer, said the following (in his own words):

"I have owned the farm for the last 25 years. I inherited from my father. I like the coffee production and since I was little, I have worked in the coffee cultivation. My grandfather as a producer and my father is a producer also. I inherited the joy of being a coffee grower. I continue with the tradition.

I have a water source from a virgin mountain and pay special attention to the picking process, just cutting the ripe beans, special care to the time of fermentation - just the time required - good cleaning and organization at the wet milling process. I do not store coffee.

I feel so happy and hope to continue to improve the production of my farm and also our standard of living."

In the cup expect honeydew melon with tropical fruit notes that makes this an awesome filter coffee. Is it for espresso? Not for me, but if you like bright acidity in your espresso drinks then it might be for you. The body is a little thin but that doesn't detract from the lovely clean deliciousness of the cup.

Farm: La Leona

Farmer: Luis Beltrán Cornejo Barreda

Rank: 15

City: Madriz

Region: San Juan del Rio Coco, Madriz

Country: Nicaragua

Farm Size: 48.00 Hectares

Coffee growing area: 25.00 Hectares

Altitude: 1200 masl

Certification: None

Variety: Caturra

Processing System: Washed and sun dried

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 5/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 88

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