10 SPEED - very complex coffee
producer: ROGER AND ISABEL
elevation: 1350 MASL
varietals: CATURRA / PACHE / BOURBON / GEISHA
tasting notes: HONEY COMB / PEACH / MANGO / CHERRY CANDY
12oz / wholebean only / FREE SHIPPING
narrative: Brice visited the Matagalpa region with Gold Mountain Coffee growers in spring 2017. Though he did not meet Roger and Isabel, he did get to meet many of his neighbors and see first hand the work that Ben at Gold Mountain is doing to build a sustainable, direct trade system for the specialty coffee industry. Ben has created hundreds of jobs and grown a wonderful supply chain network that brings more dollars from roasters directly to the farmers and incentive programs. The meticulous processing and milling means some of the best tasting coffees from Nicaragua. This particular lot is referred to as the "fruit symphony" for it's incredibly fruited bouquet of flavor. Coffee from Las Mercedes is harvest by hand in several waves, and some cherries at the peak of sweetness during harvest (measured by brix content) are set aside and carefully naturally processed to yield one of the sweetest, most sucrose-y cups imaginable. This coffee is an incredible display of the level of quality and detail you can harness when working in a sustainably minded direct trade system.
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