Nicaragua Sagrada Familia SHG EP comes to us from Matagalpa, Nicaragua. This mountainous region allows coffee to be cultivated at 950-1,200 meters above sea level. In addition to the moist microclimate, higher elevation means cooler night temperatures, which slows cherry maturation producing more desirable flavors in the bean.
Nicaragua Sagrada Familia SHG EP is the work of 85 small holder producers who are members of Cooperativa Agropecuaria Multisectorial Sagrada Familia R.L. The cooperative harvests their cherry in November and sorts out under ripe and defective coffee using flotation. The cherry is then machine pulped and subsequently washed. Finally, the parchment dries on patios for 6 days.
Cupping notes: Chocolate, date, pear; delicate acidity, smooth body.