Nicaragua Prodecoop R.L - Cooperativa Zacarias Padilla Cup of Excellence 2008-2009


Bean name Nicaragua Prodecoop R.L - Cooperativa Zacarias Padilla Cup of Excellence 2008-2009
Country Nicaragua
Region Madriz


This coffee fell on my lap, just one small box of it. When it's gone it is gone. In May last year, I missed out when this lovely Nicaraguan coffee was first available as a lot, so when this opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to offer it to you.

Cooperativa Zacharry Padilla is made up of individuals who know nothing else but to work with coffee because it is what they have done all their lives. The farms involved have been passed down from generation to generation. The area in which they are situated is well known for cultivating great coffee.

The technology they use is organic. Natural shade is provided by various trees such as Guabas and Guajiniqui, amongst others. The coffee harvest happens between the months of November and March. The water used is from streams that start in the farms, ensuring that it is clean. The coffee is fermented between 18 and 24 hours, depending on the climate.

This coffee is harvested manually and the person picking the coffee is the same one who transports it on his bare back to the mill. They ensure that only red cherries are picked, pulping is well regulated, the proper time is given for fermentation, and clean water is used in the depulping stage. In order to preserve the environment the farmers take great care to protect sources of clean water and plant fruit trees.

In the cup expect beautiful bright fruit acidity with a smooth mouthfeel, and a lovely honey sweet finish with the slightest hint of spice.

Farm: Cooperativa Zacarias Padilla
Farmer: Prodecoop R.L
Rank: 10
City: Telpaneca
Region: Madriz
Country: Nicaragua
Farm Size: Not Available
Coffee growing area: Not Available
Altitude: 1050 masl
Certification: Organic
Variety: Caturra
Processing System: Sun

Lot Size: 19 bags
Jury Descriptions: balanced (11), crisp acidity (6) fresh pecan acidity (5), sweet (16), sweet chocolate (13), cocoa (11), pecan nuts (7), honey (4), plums (4), black pepper (4), black currant (3), jasmine (3), creamy texture (8), syrupy body (7), well rounded (8), elegant (7)
Please Note: If a number appears in brackets next to a description it indicates the number of jurors that agreed with that particular description.

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 92

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