Nicaragua Linda Vista 2008-2009


Bean name Nicaragua Linda Vista 2008-2009
Country Nicaragua
Region Nueva Segovia


This coffee has hard work all through it. Linda Vista is grown by Marlene Galo, who is a 26 years old. She is probably the youngest coffee producer of all at Nueva Segovia. Marlene also studies at the University of Ocotal. Ocotal is the capital of Nueva Segovia.

Marlene, who is the oldest of four sisters, inherited the property where she started her farm from her father when she was seventeen years old. She said "Since I was a little girl, my father taught me about coffee: the picking, the wet process, to remove the pulp, the dry process.... Well... all that helped me to start my own farm "Linda Vista".

Marlene named the farm Linda Vista because of its high altitude and location in the highest spot of the mountain El Volcán. This mountain is called volcano because it looks very much like one, except that instead of lava, crystalline water springs up from its inside. It is the point where the river Dipilto and many others are born.

Nicaraguan coffee this year has been huge for us. I have seen a real jump in quality and this one is no exception, though it is a very different cup.

This is a big creamy cherry pie of a coffee, lovely mouthfeel, not so sweet but creamy and rich, with a good body. Suited to the espresso machine and the filter brew style.

Farm: Linda Vista
Farmer: Marlene Galo
City: Dipilto
Region: Nueva Segovia
HectaresCoffee growing area: 6.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1400 masl
Variety: Caturra
Processing System: Washed and sun dried

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 87

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