£13.00 – £32.00
ProducerJulio and Octavio Peralta
Cup ProfileWhite Tea, Jasmine, Red Berries
TerroirDiplito, Nuevo Segovia
Altitude1320m - 1450m
In recent years Nicaragua's reputation for speciality coffee has been steadily increasing, due in part to the work of producers like Julio and Octavio Peralta, who are descended from a family with a rich history of coffee farming. In 2008 they began to explore new growing and preparation methods and now offer an innovative and exciting selection of microlots from their farms.
We've chosen a delicious washed microlot 'Marilec' that comes from octavio's farm Finca Samaria, which is nestled in a dense forest close to the honduran border. It has a smooth silky body and delicate notes of white tea and jasmine. The acidity reminds us of red berries, like redcurrants and cranberries. The cup becomes brighter as it cools to reveal a pear or white grape-like sweetness.
Nicaraguan speciality coffee is still a relatively rare find in the UK - this is one of only a few we've ever had in stock at Ancoats. Trust you need to try it, you wont be disappointed!
Finca Samaria is located in the Dipilto-Jalapa mountain range of Nueva Segovia (the best performing region in the Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition each year), which marks the border between Honduras and Nicaragua. Just after you pass the small village of San Fernando you will find a small dusty road to take you further into the mountains and there you will find Finca Samaria the home of Julio and Octavia Peralta the producers of this coffee, descended from a rich history of of coffee farming.
Finca Samaria has since 2008 invested time and money into exploring new growing and preparation methods, and now as a result offer a selection of microlots from their farms.
The high altitude and favourable climate of the Dipilto and Jalapa mountain range produces some of the best specialty coffees in Nicaragua. The Peralta’s Prior to harvest, select each plot to be hand picked based on a visual inspection to guarantee uniformity in ripeness (maturation). By carefully monitoring the harvesting, and processing of there coffee, they are able to trace the beans throughout the entire process- from the day it’s harvested to the day it is sold.
The coffee we have chosen is a delicious washed microlot ‘Marilec’. It has a smooth silky body and delicate notes of white tea and jasmine. The acidity reminds us of red berries, like redcurrants and cranberries. The cup becomes brighter as it cools to reveal a pear or white grape-like sweetness.